The Actors Ichikawa Danjuro VI and Iwai Hanshiro IV

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Japan
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century
  • Type
    Print
  • Materials
    Colour woodblock print on paper, nishiki-e
  • Measurements
    oban
  • Creator name
    Katsukawa Shuntei
  • Creator date
    1770-1820
  • Where it was made
    Japan
  • Time period
    AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century
  • Creation date
    18th Century; 1796-99
  • Function
    artwork
  • Acquisition
    Donated by Feliks Jasieński (1861-1929) in 1920. Feliks Jasieński was a Polish collector, connoisseur, critic and music lover, and outstanding personality. His interests in art and music, as well as his personal intellectual and social qualities, brought him close to the artistic elite of Paris, the capital of art. Feliks Jasieński donated about 15,000 art objects from the Far and Middle East, Poland and other European countries to the National Museum in Cracow. Japanese art was represented by approximately 6,500 items, including paintings, sculptures, fabrics, kimonos, obi sashes, lacquerware, ceramics, enamelware, bronzes, dyeing stencils, decorative art objects, arms and armours. The widest range of 5,000 objects was provided by the most valuable and consistent group of Ukiyo-e woodblock prints which were Jasienski’s first and probably strongest fascination.
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