mica background; frowing man with white hair and beard holding a sword handle at LRC; wearing garment with dragon pattern; silver ground

Actor Matsumoto Kōshirō VII as the White-Bearded Ikyū, Spring 1929

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First design of the supplement set. Based on Matsumoto Kōshirō VII as the White-Bearded Ikyū, in reality Iga Heinaizaemon, in the scene Miuraya kōshi saki of the play Sukeroku: Yukari no Edo zakura 助六由縁江戸桜 三浦屋格子先 (Sukeroku: Flower of Edo), performed at the Kabuki Theater, March 1929.

Ikyū (identified by the long white beard) is a wealthy old samurai who tries to come between the lovers Hanakawado Sukeroku, a dashing otokodate (chivalrous commoner) and the beautiful prostitute Agemaki of the Miuraya.

Exhibitions
  • Seven Masters

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 - Sunday, March 13, 2016
Details
Title
Actor Matsumoto Kōshirō VII as the White-Bearded Ikyū
Artist Life
1886 - 1960
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2002.161.122
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mica background; frowing man with white hair and beard holding a sword handle at LRC; wearing garment with dragon pattern; silver ground