SHIGENOBU  (1787 ?-1833). Onnagata actor. (Sold)

SHIGENOBU (1787 ?-1833). Onnagata actor. (Sold)

Artist: Yanagawa Shigenobu (1787 ? - 1833)
Subject: An onnagata actor, probably Iwai Hanshiro V, dressed with a light yukata after the bath. The assistant with a cup and scissor.
Signature: Shigenobu and seal. Poems by Danshūrō Emba at age of seventy-five and three pupils all mention bathing.
Date: 1817
Publisher: Privately published by the poets.
Size: Surimono, shikishiban, 21,3x18,9 cm
Medium: Woodblock color print.
Remarks: Another impression is in the Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, n. 0000.1474 and is illustrated in Roger Keyes. Surimono: Privately Published Japanese Prints in the Spencer Museum of Art. Tokyo/New York, 1984, no. 166.
Conditions: Good impression. The actor's kimono delicately printed. In general good conditions.
Item no: D 430
Status: Sold