Ōhara Takematsu

 
Engraver
Artist
Creation date
Publisher
Ebisu-ya Shōshichi
Period
Edo
Materials
color woodblock print
Mark Descriptions
Artist's signature: Toyokuni ga Publisher's mark: Ebisu-ya Shoshichi Engraver's mark: Yokogawa Horitake Censor Seal: Kanoe-saru shōgatsu (Metal-monkey, 1st month)
Dimensions
14 1/16 x 9 7/8 in. (image) sheet trimmed all around
Credit line
Gift of Mrs. Kate Kiser Klein
Accession number
72.47.280
Collection
Not Currently On View

大原武松

This print depicts a scene from the kabuki play Kinpeibai Soga no tamamono 金瓶梅曽我賜, which opened in the 7th month of 1860 at the Ichimura-za, with Nakamura Fukusuke 中村福助 in the starring role. Takematsu (Wu Song in Chinese) is a hero in the Shuǐ hǔ zhuàn (Suikoden in Japanese). Possessing amazing physical strength, he killed a man-eating tiger with his bare hands. Here he is portrayed as a samurai, with a shaved pate and two swords.

Mrs. Kate Kiser Klein; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1972.
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