Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)


Onoe Kikugoro III as Soga Juro Sukenari; Ichikawa Kuzo II as Kudo Saemon Suketsune; and Ichikawa Ebizo V as Soga Goro Tokimune

each sheet signed Gototei Kunisada ga, with censosr's seal Kiwame, and publisher's seal Kyu (Yamamotoya Heikichi of Eikyudo), 1840

oban tate-e triptych 14 7/8 by 30 in., 37.7 by 76.1 cm

The actors Onoe Kikugoro III (Okawa Hashizo, 1784-1849), Ichikawa Kuzo II (Danzo VI, 1800-1871), and Ichikawa Ebizo V (Danjuro VII, 1791-1859) are depicted in roles from the drama Umesaki wakagi ba Soga which was staged at the New Year of 1840 at the Kawarazaki Theater.

Waseda University Theatre Museum, 100-2230, 100-2240, 100-2241; and 100-1792, 100-1793, 100-1794

(inv. no. 10-5381)

price: $1,600


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site last updated
May 25, 2023

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
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