KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861). Kurobei. (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
Subject: The kabuki actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as the heroic fishmonger Danshichi Kurobei struggling with Otori Sagaemon.
Description: A preliminary drawing for the print no. 26 in the series Genji kumo ukiyoe awase (Ukiyo-e Parallels for the Cloudy Chapters of the Tale of Genji), a series of 60 prints. The drawing shows indications for colors within the design.
Date: 1845 ca.
Size: 27,1x23,5 cm
Medium: Ink and light colors on paper.
Literature: The related print subject is listed in Basil W. Robinson. Kuniyoshi The Warrior-prints. Oxford 1982, S45.26.
Conditions: Very good conditions. The drawing is pasted on four corners on a larger sheet of Japanese paper.
Item no: N 83