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- Previous Owner(s)
Anne van Biema American, 1915 - 2004
Portraits of actors in fan-shaped frames were popular from the late 1860s. They were published both as books and as single-sheet prints. Some of the prints were actually mounted on folding-fan frames. Here Shunko, a talented pupil of Shunsho, renders the heavy-set actor Sakata Hangoro II (1724-1782). Shunko's skill in composition is displayed in the pose and placement of the actor within the unusual format. The role shown here may be that of a sumo wrestler.
- Published References
- Ann Yonemura with contributions by et al. Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection. Seattle and Washington. cat. 15, p. 82-83.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
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