Kunisada II

Utagawa Kunisada II


Actors Sawamura Tossho II in an unread role, Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Subashiri Okuma, Bando Hikasaburo V as Manoya Tokubei, and Bando Mitsugoro VI in an unread role

signed Kunisada ga, with combined censor and date seal Ushi-shichi, aratame (year of the ox [1865], 7th lunar month, examined), and publisher's seal Jin of Maruya Jinpachi

oban tate-e triptych 14 1/8 by 29 1/8 in., 35.8 by 74.1 cm

The actor Sawamura Tossho II (Suketakaya Takasuke IV, 1838-1886) is in an unread role, the onnagata Ichimura Kakitsu IV (Onoe Kikugoro V, 1844-1903) is in the role of Subashiri Okuma, the actor Bando Hikasaburo V (1832-1877) is in the role of Manoya Tokubei, and the onnagata Bando Mitsugoro VI (1846-1873) is in an unread role from the play Reputation of Maidens, Mirror of the Good and Bad (Musume Hyoba Zen'aku Kagami), staged at the Ichimura Theater in Edo in 1865.

price: $650


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site last updated
March 21, 2023

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
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