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Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Azuma no Yoshiro
(Azuma no Yoshiro)

signed Toyokuni ga within the artist's Toshidama cartouche, publisher's seal Kichi, Ryogoku, Kagaya (Kagaya Kichibei of Seiseido), combined censor and date seal Tori-juichi, aratame (year of the cock [1861], 11th month, examined)
oban tate-e 14 3/8 by 9 7/8 in., 36.5 by 25 cm
The actor Kawarazaki Gonjuro I (Ichikawa Danjuro IX, 1838-1903) is in the role of Azuma no Yoshiro from the dance-drama finale Modori Kago Iro ni Aikata (A Harlot's Love in a Returning Palanquin) of the play Kiichi Hogen Sanryaku no Maki (Kiichi Hogen's Principles of Heaven, Earth, and Man Scroll), based on the Heike Monogatari (Tales from the Heike).
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (, from the Bigelow Collection, accesssion no. 11.40370
price: $ 475