Original woodblock print - Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) - Actor Ichikawa Ichizô III als Kudô Saemon Suketsune - Japan - 1860 (Ansei 7), 9th month

Description
Original woodblock print - Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) - Actor Ichikawa Ichizô III als Kudô Saemon Suketsune - Japan - 1860 (Ansei 7), 9th month
Fair condition (restored), see description

Original woodblock print - Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) - Actor Ichikawa Ichizô III 三代目市川市蔵 as Kudô Saemon Suketsune 工藤左衛門祐経 - Japan - 1860 (Ansei 7), 9th month

Part of a triptych. See Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/486805

Print by Utagawa Kunisada (歌川 国貞; 1786–1865), also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III, 三代歌川豊国.
This is the central part of a triptych and presents the actor Ichikawa Ichizô III as Saemon Suketsune in a scene from a kabuki play.


The print is signed: Toyokuni ga, in a toshidama cartouche.

The publisher is Yamashiroya Shôjirô and the print was published in 1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 9th month.

Woodblock artist: Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)

Condition: pretty good, restoration of some wormholes, normal signs of age, fading, some stains. Good register.

The print will be carefully packaged and shipped registered with Bpost tracking.

Lot details
Object
Original woodblock print
Technique
Nishikie (brocade) polychrome woodblock printing
Material
Paper
Period
1860 (Ansei 7), 9th month
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865)
Attribution
Original
Theme/ depiction
Yakusha-e 役 者 絵 actor print
Title of artwork
Actor Ichikawa Ichizô III als Kudô Saemon Suketsune
Condition
Fair condition (restored), see description
Dimensions
370×256×0 mm
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