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- Previous Owner(s)
Anne van Biema American, 1915 - 2004
Many Osaka actor prints display distinctive color schemes and design features such as the flat background here, which has a bold pattern resembling a textile design. The crosshatching of white lines and the triple-line pattern of the actor's costume are created by leaving the paper unprinted. The actor's name and role are supplied in boldly stylized red calligraphy in which the unusually large characters are patterned with the small white circles of a tie-dyed textile. The background pattern resembles the crest of the Ichikawa family of kabuki actors.
- Published References
- Ann Yonemura with contributions by et al. Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection. Seattle and Washington. cat. 54, pp. 160-161.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum