Onoe Kikugoro III with his son Onoe Kikunosuke I
signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga, with publisher's seal Kawacho (Kawaguchi-ya Chozo of Kawamura), ca. 1830s
oban tate-e 14 3/4 by 10 in., 37.6 by 25.4 cm
Onoe Kikugoro III (1784-1849) is seen with his second son, Tatsunosuke (dates unknown), identified on this print as Onoe Kikunosuke I, a name which he held from his stage debut in the 11th lunar month of 1831 until the 12th lunar month of 1845. In the first lunar month of 1846 he took the name Onoe Eizaburo IV. After the death of his father in 1849 he was adopted by Onoe Kikugoro IV, but his name ceased to appear in theater banzuke (playbills) from 1855, and is thought to have died in 1858. This print may have been issued in 1835 when Kikugoro III relocated from Osaka to Edo.
Kabuki21 (kabuki21.com), re: Onoe Eizaburo IV
(inv. no. 10-5367)
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