KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861). Mitsuuji and Tasogare
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
Subject: The kabuki actors Ichikawa Danjūrō and Bandō Shūka in the roles of Mitsuuji and Tasogare portrayed while fleeing in the rain.
Signature: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga. Artist seal kiri.
Date: 1851. Censors seals Murata e Kinugasa
Publisher: Publisher seal Yama-Kaku
Size: Oban tate-e, 37,5x24,9 cm.
Medium: Woodblock color print.
Literature: Another impression is illustrated in Eiko Kondo, Inaka Genji series, in Matthi Forrer (editor), Essays on Japanese Art presented to Jack Hillier. London, 1982, p. 85, fig. 17.
Remarks: The composition adopted by Kuniyoshi in this print was then reworked, thirty-four years later, by his pupil Yoshitoshi in a vertical diptych.
Conditions: Very good impression, colour and conditions.
Item no: C 1016
Price: Euro 800