Toyohara Kunichika


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.

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

price: Sold


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