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Toyokuni I
Utagawa Toyokuni I, 1769-1825
Actor Matsumoto Yonesaburo in the role of Kagaya no Oshimi

signed Ipposai Toyokuni ga, with publisher's seal Yamada, the onnagata's name above in the large yellow cartouche, Matsumoto Yonesabu[ro], with the role to the right, Kagaya no Oshi[mi], ca. 1803
hosoban 12 1/2 by 5 1/2 in., 31.9 by 13.9 cm
The actor Matsumoto Yonesaburo I (1774-1805) is in the role of Kagaya no Oshimi. Yonesaburo became an onnagata in 1791, before which he focused on male roles.
price: $ 1,200