The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of March 3, 2024

Album of Actor Portraits

Album of Actor Portraits

c. 1790–1810
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

This album contains paintings of Kabuki actors who performed in the city of Osaka.


The paintings in this album show Kabuki actors costumed for their roles in a variety of plays. The characters are identified in the paper cartouches affixed to the paintings. While each painting is on silk that has been pasted into the album, the poems on some of the facing pages have been written in ink directly onto the page.
  • The Year in Review for 1988. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 1-May 14, 1989).
  • {{cite web|title=Album of Actor Portraits|url=false|author=Shōrakusai|year=c. 1790–1810|access-date=03 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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