Kiyotada IV (Tadakiyo)

Torii Kiyotada IV (Tadakiyo)

1875-1941

The Eighteen Kabuki Plays: Jealousy
(Kabuki juhachiban: Uwanari)

signed Torii Kiyosada ga, with Kiyosada seal and Tadakiyo hitsu with artist's butterfly seal, the actor and role identified below the mimasu-mon 'three rice measure' actor's crest, Teruhi no Kamiko, kusei Ichikawa Danjuro, and the role Kisho identified within a circular cartouche over his sleeve, published by Hasegawa Sumi, 1896

oban tate-e 14 1/8 by 9 5/8 in., 35.8 by 24.3 cm

The actor Ichikawa Danjuro IX (1838-1903) is in the role of Teruhi no Kamiko from the play Uwanari. The figure below is an unidentified actor in the role of Kisho.

In 1840, Ichikawa Danjuro VII (1791- 1859) compiled a list of 18 kabuki plays, the Kabuki juhachiban, representing the most noteable plays, acts, and scenes in the repertory of the Ichikawa acting-family dynasty. This print series was designed by Kiyotada IV (Tadakiyo, Torii Kotondo's adoptive father) based on the sketches by his father Torii Kiyosada (1844-1901).

Reference:
Tokyo Metropolitan Library (archive.library.metro.tokyo.jp), accession no. 5721-C8-5
(inv. no. 10-2068)

price: $275

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