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UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI III
三代歌川豊国
さんだい.うたがわ.とよくに

1786-1865

The large head in the toshidama cartouche is that of Kataoka Nizaemon VIII

片岡仁左衛門

かたおか.にざえもん

Series: A Selection of the Twelve Months
Mitate juni kagetsu no uchi 
見立て十二ヶ月ノ内
みたてじゅうにかげつのうち
Publisher: Iseya Kanekichi
伊勢屋兼吉
いせや.かねきち
Carver: Yokogawa Takejirō
よこがわ.たけじろう
Date: 1859, 11th Month
Ansei 6
安政6
Size: 14 1/2" x 9 7/8"
Signature: Kōchōrō Toyokuni hitsu
 署名: 香蝶楼豊国筆
 しょめい: こうちょうろうとよくにひつ

The still life inset at the top of print is by Utagawa Kunihisa (歌川国久 or うたがわ.くにひさ).

Kunihisa (1832-91) was Toyokuni III's son-in-law. The inset is signed Kunihisa ga (国久画 or くにひさが).

 Illustrated on-line:

There are other copies of this print at the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University

and at Ritsumeikan University.

(Theses sites are available only in Japanese.)

Condition: It would appear that this and the other prints in this series had been bound into an album. That would not only explain the relative freshness of the colors*, but also the areas along the left side of the print where the binding holes have been restored. Other than that the print is in a good state with only very slight areas of distress and with slight soiling.

$620.00

 

 

 

A SELECTION OF THE TWELVE MONTHS

           

WE ARE OFFERING FIVE OF SIX OF THIS SERIES,

BUT NOT THE FOURTH ONE FROM THE LEFT WHICH IS ALSO THE THIRD ONE FROM THE RIGHT.

 

 

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