KUNIYASU (1794-1832) Ichikawa Danjuro VII. (Sold)
Artist: UTAGAWA KUNIYASU (1794-1832
Subject: The kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjuro VII seated in a room. In the background a folding screen, decorate with the moon and a plum tree, encloses a stack of futons. Danjuro is holding a pipe, beside him a sword, a tobacco pouch and a smoking set. The moon on the screen is lightly embossed while other details are printed with silver and bronze pigments.
Signature: Kuniyasu hitsu and toshidama seal. Poem signed Zankatei Hananaishi.
Date: ca. 1820.
Publisher: Privately published
Size: Shikishiban surimono, 20,3x18 cm.
Medium: Woodblock color print with metal pigments.
Literature: Illustrated in our catalog, Surimono. Poetic Images in Japanese Prints. New Acquisition June 2022, no. 19. Another impression in the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Köln, is illustrated in Narazaki, Muneshige. Ukiyo-e masterpieces in European collections. Vol. 13, The Chester Beatty Library; Museum für Ostastische [sic] Kunst, Köln; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1991. , no. 51.
Conditions: Fine impression and color, one small wormhole restored, very good conditions.
Item no: D 342