Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

1786-1865

Actors at the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido: Fujisawa, Oguri Hangan
([Yakusha mitate] Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi: Fujisawa, Oguri Hangan)

signed Toyokuni ga, carver's seal hori Take, publisher's seal Kichi, Iseya (Iseya Kanekichi), censor seals Mera and Watanabe, and date seal Ni-san (year of the rat [1852], 3rd month)

oban tate-e 14 3/4 by 10 1/4 in., 37.6 by 26 cm

The actor Bando Takesaburo I is in the role of Oguri Hangan from the play Sekai no hana Oguri gaiden (Worldly Flowers, an Oguri Anecdote). Fujisawa is the location of the gravesite of the historical 15th century warrior Oguri Hangan. A complementary print in this series depicts the beauty Okama, whose love he had to refuse due to his betrothal to the Princess Terute.

Reference:
Andreas Marks, Kunisada's Tokaido: Riddles in Japanese Woodblock Prints, 2013, p. 122, cat. T63-07

price: $550

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