Actor as Evening Glow
Date: ca. 1834
An actor enjoying a pleasure boat. An onnagata, he is dressed in women’s garb and holds a toothpick in his left hand and a latticework pouch in his right. Although he wears Japanese clothing and rides a Japanese watercraft, the scenery behind him is done in a deliberately foreign manner, with many strange types of clouds and stylized hills in the distance, along with exotic- looking huts.
Publisher: Shimizu-ya
Size: ôban
Condition: Excellent impression and condition; very good color.
Inventory Number: KUY473