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A farewell service for the late actor Danjuro held on November 13th 1965 at the Aoyama Funeral Hall (according to Shinto rites). 1965.

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    1965-6 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cartier-Bresson, Henri, born 1908 - died 2004 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver bromide print

  • Museum number:

    PH.750-1978

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 918, box P

Physical description

Silver bromide print depicting a group of mourners at the funeral ceremony of a Kabuki actor, Danjūrō XI (1909–65), who was among the top kabuki actors in the post-World War II period. Two mourners weep into white handkerchiefs. Each person is facing in a different direction.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

1965-6 (made)

Artist/maker

Cartier-Bresson, Henri, born 1908 - died 2004 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Silver bromide print

Dimensions

Width: 39.5 cm, Height: 29.5 cm

Descriptive line

Silver bromide print by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting mourners at the funeral ceremony of a Kabuki actor. Japan, 1965.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Bromide; Photography

Subjects depicted

Death; Actors; Funerals; Grief; Sadness; Kabuki; Shinto

Categories

Photographs; Death

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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