Diptych, Original woodblock print - Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) - Kabuki actors Ichimura Kakitsu as Yaegiri and Ichikawa Sadanji as the sake brewer Sakata - 1867

Description
Diptych, Original woodblock print - Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) - Kabuki actors Ichimura Kakitsu as Yaegiri and Ichikawa Sadanji as the sake brewer Sakata - 1867
Very good condition, see description

Diptych, Original woodblock print - Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) - Kabuki actors Ichimura Kakitsu as Yaegiri and Ichikawa Sadanji as the sake brewer Sakata - 1867


Toyoharu Kunichika
With seal ‚Kunichi hitsu‘. Born in 1835, Toyohara Kunichika grew up in the Kyobashi district of Edo in the midst of traders and craftsmen. In 1848, at the age of 13, he was accepted as an apprentice in the studio of Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III 1786-1865).

Oban diptych, not mounted, not shaded, not trimmed (each approx. 25 x 36.3 cm). 14 x 9 1/2
Good clear colour and in a top condition. Slightly tinted.
Interesting composition consisting of two Kabuki scenes: left section with the actors Ichimura Kakitsu IV (as courtesan 'Yaegiri') and Ichikawa Sadanji I (as 'Sakata Kurando Tokiyuki'), right section with the actor Kabuki Actors: Ichikawa and Iwai. 1860 Bando Kamezo I (as old woman 'Osan').
Sign.: Kunichika hitsu with Toshidama-Seal.
Censor: Aratame.
Dat.: 1867 (Year of the rabbit).
Publisher: Oyama Toyojiro.
Condition: minor signs of wear, in a small spot of professional shading in the outer margin which is hardly visible.

Toyohara Kunichika - Diptych (1867)
Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)

Oban diptych, not mounted (each about 24.5 x 36.3 cm). Interesting composition consisting of two kabuki scenes: left section with the actors Ichimura Kakitsu IV (as courtesan 'Yaegiri') and Ichikawa Sadanji I (as 'Sakata Kurando Tokiyuki'), right section with the actor Bando Kamezo I (as old woman 'Osan').
Sign.: Kunichika hitsu with Toshidama-Seal.
Censor: Aratame.
Dat.: 1867 (Year of the rabbit).
Publisher: Oyama Toyojiro.
Condition: minor signs of wear, an outer margin shaded in a small section.

Lot details
Object
Diptych, Original woodblock print
Technique
Woodblock printing
Material
Mulberry paper
Period
1867
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)
Attribution
Original
Theme/ depiction
Kabuki Actors
Decor/ ware
coloured
Title of artwork
Kabuki actors Ichimura Kakitsu as Yaegiri and Ichikawa Sadanji as the sake brewer Sakata
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
25×36×0 cm
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