Kunichika

Toyohara Kunichika

1835-1900

Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Boatman Matsuemon, Actually Higuchi no Jiro Kanemitsu
(Sendo Matsuemon jitsu wa higuchi jiro kanemitsu)

signed Oju Kunichika hitsu with artist's seal Toyohara Kunichika, and publisher's seal with date Meiji juroku-nen go-gatsu (Meiji 16 [1883], May), hanmoto Ueki Rinnosuke (Ebiya Rinnosuke, Kaijudo), 1883

oban tate-e triptych 14 by 29 1/2 in., 35.7 by 74.8 cm

The actor Nakamura Shikan IV (1831-1899) is in the role of the warrior Higuchi no Jiro Kanemitsu who is disguised as the boatman Matsuemon in the play Hashi Kuyo Bonji no Mongaku (The Austerities of Mongaku).

Reference:
Tokyo Metropolitan Library (archive.library.metro.tokyo.lg.jp), call no. M248-18-2

(inv. no. 10-5438)

price: $1,900

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