- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Hans Popper United States, born Austria, 1904 - 1971
Anne van Biema American, 1915 - 2004
Sawamura Sojvro III (1753-1801) performs the role of the high-ranking warrior, Ashikaga Yorikane. He wears a kimono luxuriously decorated with a spectacular pattern of chrysanthemums over a geometric background. This print, in a slightly smaller format than the Actors on the Stage (Yakusha butai no sugata-e) series, resembles that famous series in composition and style. However, the print is untitled, and the actor would have been identifiable only by his appearance. An inscription written in red ink at the lower left, perhaps by an early owner of the print, reads "Sawamura Tosshi," Sojvro's "poetry name" (haimyo).
- Published References
- Ann Yonemura with contributions by et al. Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection. Seattle and Washington. cat. 24, pp. 100-101.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum