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Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865
Nakamura Utaemon IV Memorial Portrait
(Nakamura Utaemon IV shini-e)

unsigned, ca. 1852, 5th lunar month
oban tate-e 14 1/8 by 13 3/4 in., 35.8 by 34.9 cm
The actor Nakamura Utaemon IV (1798-1852) was a prominent 19th century kabuki actor. He excelled in jidaimono, or historical dramas, and performed both female and male roles over the course of his illustrious career.
price: $ 350