JAPANESE PRINTS

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Ukiyo-e Prints

浮世絵版画

Port Townsend, Washington

 

 

UTAGAWA

TOYOKUNI III

三代目歌川豊国

さんだい(目).うたがわ.とよくに.

1786-1865

 
 

PLAY:

吾孺下五十三駅

 
 

ACTOR (STANDING)*

Ichikawa Kodanji IV

市川小団次

いちかわ.こだんじ

ROLE:

天日坊

 
 

ACTOR (SEATED)

 Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I

河原崎権十郎

かわらざき.ごんじゅうろう

ROLE:

海老ざこの十

 
 

THEATER: Kawarazaki

河原崎

かわらざき

 
 

PUBLISHER: Daikoku-ya Heikichi

大黒屋平吉

だいこくや.へいきち

 
 

DATE: 1854, 9th Month

 
 

CARVER: Hori Take (Yokogawa Takejirō)

彫竹

ほりたけ

 
 

PRINT SIZE: 14" x 9 3/4"

 
 

 ILLUSTRATED ON-LINE:

There is another copy of this print at the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University. (Their site is available only in Japanese.)

There are differences in coloration in the two prints

 - particularly noticeable in the robe of the kneeling fellow.

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

$125.00

SOLD!

 

 

*Recently someone wrote to me and asked me how I was able to identify both actors in this print. I sent them a link at the Waseda University's  Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum site which has a data base of 47,000 prints. They own another copy of the print featured on this page and provided the names of the actors. There are no cartouches clearly showing their names. Perhaps the scholars at that museum know something more about this print than is apparent.

 

     
   
     

 

 

 

PUBLISHER:

Daikoku-ya Heikichi

 

DATE SEAL WITH ARATAME:

1854, 9th Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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