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- Sawamura Sonosuke (Kabuki Actor) -

Hanjiro Sakamoto


Japanese woodblock print "Sawamura Sonosuke"(Kabuki Actor) is by Hanjiro Sakamoto (1882-1969). From "Soga Butai Sugata" (Sketch of Players on Stage): Sawamura Sonosuke playing Minazuruhime. Originally published in Meiji 44 (1911). This is a later printing by Kato Hanga Kenkyusho in Showa 46 (1971). The title "沢村宗之助” (Sawamura Sonosuke) and "皆鶴姫" (Minazuruhime) on the upper left corner of the image. Round red seal "Sakamoto" (artist) and the embossed seal "Hanmoto Kato Hanga Kenkyusho" (publisher) are on the lower left margin. Very rare print.

Technique: Woodblock
Print size: 7 and 1/2 inches wide by 10 and 3/8 inches tall (19 x 26.4 cm)
Image size: 6 and 1/4 by 8 and 7/8 inches (15.7 x 22.5 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: 1911, this is a later printing in 1971
Signed: Artist's seal "Sakamoto" on the lower-left margin.
Condition: Very good condition with minor toning.


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