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Kunichika

Toyohara Kunichika

1835-1900

Actors Back Stage: Onoe Kikugoro V Tying a Headband
(Haiyu gakuya no omokage: Onoe Kikugoro)

signed Toyohara Kunichika hitsu, followed by the block carver Kosaburo Matsukichi's seal in katakana and kanji, Hori Kosan, the title at the top right, Haiyu gakuya no omokage: Onoe Kikugoro, dated with the publisher's information along the left margin, Meiji nijuichinen gogatsu nijugonichi insatsu (printed in Meiji 21 [1888], May 25th), donen gogatsu sanjunichi shuppan (published in the same year, May 30th), published by Sasaki Toyokichi with his address in Kyobashi, 1888

oban tate-e 14 5/8 by 10 1/8 in., 37.2 by 25.6 cm

The actor Onoe Kikugoro V (1844-1903) is leaning towards a black lacquer mirror stand and tying a white towel on his head. The banner in the background inscribed, sekai ichi (best in the world), and the actor's theatrical family name Otowaya san.

Reference:
Digital Collectoins of Keio University Libraries, dcollections.lib.keio.ac.jp, acquisition no. 42001
(inv. no. 10-5000)

price: Sold

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