KUNISADA (1786-1865). Segawa Kikunojō V. (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865)
Subject: The actor Segawa Kikunojō V as Ayama no mae.
Description: The surimono is the central panel of a triptych. The right panel shows Bandō Mitsugorō and the left Ichikawa Danjūrō VII. Examples of the complete triptych are in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Fitzwilliam Museum.
Signature: Kunisada ga
Date: 1822 ca.
Publisher: Privately published.
Size: Surimono shikishiban, 20,9x18 cm.
Medium: Woodblock color print with extensive use of gold and silver pigments.
Literature: An impression of the complete triptych is illustrated in John Carpenter (editor), Reading Surimono the interplay of Text and Image in Japanese Prints. Leiden 2008, p. 308-9, n. 191. The
Conditions: Very good impression, colour and conditions. Complete with white margins.
Item no: D 162