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UTAGAWA KUNISADA

国貞

うたがわくにさだ

1786-1865

 

Left Panel: Ichikawa Danjūrō VII as Daruma

Right Panel: Iwai Kumesaburō II as Fugen bosatsu

岩井粂三郎

Publisher: Matsumura Tatsuemon

松村辰衛門

まつむら.たつえもん

Date: Ca. 1825

The Victoria and Albert Museum dates this work

to 1830-32.

 Total Size:

Signature: Gototei Kunisada ga

五渡亭国貞画

 

Two panels of a triptych. The full triptych is illustrated at the Waseda U. web site.

However, our panels are in far better condition.

There is also a copy of the right hand panel in the
Victoria and Albert Museum.

 $540.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Question: The kanji characters along the vertical column read: 教外別傳 or きょうげべつでん,  kyōgebetsuden.

As we understand it this is the Zen principle of enlightenment through intuition rather than through the study of Buddhist scriptures.

But... why are they on the post?

 

 

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