KUNISADA (1785-1865). Kabuki actor
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865)
Subject: The kabuki actor Bandō Mitsugorō III (1775-1831), standing by a palanquin while he puts the sword under his belt.
Series: Mitate nana Komachi (A Parody on the Seven Komachi)
Signature: Unsigned as all prints in the series.
Date: 1820-25 ca.
Publisher: Privately published by the Katsushika Mimasuren.
Size: Surimono, koban tate-e, 19,3x12,6.
Medium: Woodblock color print with use of metallic pigments.
Literature: Three other surimono from this series are illustrated in Matthi Forrrer, Surimono in the Prentenkabinet Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2004, n. 208-9-10.
Remarks: A rare surimono. Impressions of the other six surimono that complete this series are in the collections of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Conditions: Fine impression, color and conditions.
Item no: D 324
Price: Euro 850