Natori Shunsen, 1886-1960
Collection of Shunsen Portraits: Bando Hikosaburo VI as Toneri Matsuomaru
(Shunsen Nigao-e Shu: Bando Hikosaburo VI)
an actor with red kumadori make-up holds a large sheathed sword before him; he wears an embroidered white robe decorated with a stylized pine tree, the fabric embellished with karazuri ('blind printing') to convey a heavy brocade and highlighted with white mica; signed at lower left, Shunsen ga with artist's red square seal Shunsen Natori, and publisher's seal Watanabe-ko (Watanabe Shozaburo) below, and with artist's approval seal Natori at lower right, ca. 1928
dai oban tate-e 15 3/4 by 10 3/4 in., 40 by 27.2 cm
Yamaguchi Keizoro, Natori Shunsen (exhibition catalogue), Kushigata, 1991, no. 34
Stage Idols: Japanese Kabuki Theater, The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, February 2008 - January 2009
Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays, 11am - 5pm, by appointment.
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site last updated
May 13, 2019
Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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