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Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

1786-1865

Actors Ichikawa Ichizo III as detchi [apprentice] Ichimatsu, Nakamura Fukusuke I as Yaoya Hanbei, and Ichikawa Dannosuke V as the geisha Kohina

signed Toyokuni ga within the artist's Toshidama cartouche, with censor's seal aratame (examined), date seal Mi-shi (year of the snake [1857], 4th lunar month), and publisher's seal Tsujiyasu of Tsujiya Yasubei

oban tate-e triptych 14 1/8 by 29 1/8 in., 35.9 by 74.1 cm

The actor Ichikawa Ichizo III (1833-1865) is in the role of detchi (the apprentice) Ichimatsu, the actor Nakamura Fukusuke I (Nakamura Shikan IV, 1831-1899) is in the role of Yaoya Hanbei, and the onnagata Ichikawa Dannosuke V (d. 1864) is in the role of the geisha Kohina from the play Na Nomi Yaoya Ryori no Futsutsuka, staged at the Nakamura Theater in Edo in the 4th lunar month of 1857.

Reference:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from the Bigelow Collection, accession no. 11.44279a-c

price: $ 750

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