Original woodblock print - Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) - Actor Bandô Shûka I as Kumo no Taema 雲のたへま - Japan - 1851 (Kaei 4), 5th month
Rare print, collector's item!
Print by Utagawa Kunisada (歌川 国貞; 1786-1865), also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III, 三代 歌川 豊国.
Bottom part of a vertical diptych (kakemono, 掛 物) depicting actor Ichikawa Danjuro VIII in the role of Narukami Jojin (yakusha-e) in a scene from the Kabuki play "Koi Moyô Furisode Meoto" performed at the Ichimura-za (市村座) theatre in Edo.
Please see: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/477718
Published by Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) in 1851 (Kaei 5), 5th month, two nanushi censorship seals of Mera, Watanabe 米良、渡辺 and a shita-uri, シタ売 seal.
These were only used from 1850-1853, "shita-uri" means "sold under the counter". during (or shortly after?) the Tenpo reforms (1842-47) that banned the sale of prints of theatrical subjects, these were sold under the counter. Hence the rarity!
Condition: good condition, nishiki-e (brocade print), normal signs of ageing.
The print will be packaged with care and shipped registered.
- Original Holzschnitt
- Polychromer Holzschnitt aus Nishiki-e (Brokat)
- 1851 (Kaei 4), 5. Monat
- Herkunftsregion/ Herkunftsland
- Künstler/ Schöpfer
- Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865)
- Thema/ Darstellung
- Yakusha-e (Schauspieler Print)
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Actor Bandô Shûka I as Kumo no Taema 雲のたへま
- Guter Zustand, siehe Beschreibung
- 358×243×0 mm