AL HIRSCHFELD 

 1976



                 
Sukeroku (助六)

Play: Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura
(助六由縁江戸桜)
Print Date: 1976
Series: Kabuki
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection (#H.C.I.)

Note: Although this is likely an idealized portrait of
the character Sukeroku, there was a production of
this play in July 1975 in Tokyo  at the Kabuki-za
which Hirschfeld may have seen with Ichikawa
Ennosuke III (市川猿之助) as Sukeroku.
 



                 
K˘chiyama (河内山)
[Koshimoto Namiji (腰元浪路)]

Play: Kumo ni Magou Ueno no Hatsuhana
(天衣紛上野初花)
Print Date: 1976
Series: Kabuki
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection (#H.C.I.)

               
Fuji (藤)

Play: Fuji Musume (藤娘)
Print Date: 1976
Series: Kabuki
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection (#159/275)

                   
Hanjo (斑女) [Hanago]

Play: Hanjo (斑女)
Print Date: 1976
Series: Kabuki
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection (#137/275)

              
Kanoko (鹿子) [Shiraby˘shi Hanako (白拍子花子)]

Play: Ky˘kanoko Musume D˘j˘ji (京鹿子娘道成寺)
Print Date: 1976
Series: Kabuki
Medium: Lithograph (#169/275)
Personal Collection
 
 

                
Musume (娘) [Shiraby˘shi Hanako (白拍子花子)]

Play: Musume D˘j˘ji (娘道成寺) or a version thereof
Print Date: 1976
Series: Kabuki
Medium: Lithograph
Image courtesy of the Al Hirschfeld Foundation

               
Renjishi  (連獅子)

Play: Renjishi  (連獅子)
Print Date: 1976
Series: Kabuki
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection (#258/275)

                   
Kyo

Play: ?
Print Date: 1976
Series: Kabuki
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection (#57/275)

Note: Could this be Shiraby˘shi Hanako (白拍子花子)]
in Ky˘kanoko Musume D˘j˘ji (京鹿子娘道成寺)
turning into he snake Kiyohime?

                 
Shibaraku (暫)
[Kamakura Gongor˘ Kagemasa (鎌倉権五郎景政)]

Play: Shibaraku (暫)
Print Date: 1976
Series: Kabuki
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection (#263/275)

Note: Although this is likely an idealized portrait,
there was a production of this play in September
1975 in Tokyo at the Kabuki-za which Hirschfeld
may have  seen with Ichikawa Somegor˘ VI
(市川染五郎) as Gongor˘.



                 
Bunraku (文楽)

Play: ?
Print Date: 1976
Series: Kabuki
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection (#221/275)

               
Sumano (須磨の?)

Play: ?
Print Date: 1976
Series: Kabuki
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection (#208/275)
Note: It is possible that "Sumano" is not a character name but the shortened
title for a play, such as Suma no Utsushie (須磨の写絵) or Suma no Ura
(須磨の浦).
 
 
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Sugawara (菅原)

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
(菅原傅授手習鑑; 菅原伝授手習鑑)
Print Date: 1976
Series: Kabuki
Medium: Lithograph
Image Courtesy of the Al Hirschfeld Foundation

Note: Although this is likely an idealized portrait, there was a production
of this play in August 1975 in Tokyo at the Kokuritsu Gekij˘ which
Hirschfeld may have seen with Ichikawa Danshir˘ IV (市川段四郎) as
Ume˘maru (梅王丸), Ichikawa Omez˘ V (市川男女蔵) as Matsu˘maru
(松王丸), and Ichimura Kakitsu XVII (市村家橘) as Sakuramaru (桜丸).