Actor Bando Mitsugoro III as Shunkan Sozu by Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

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  • Date: 1852
  • Type: Prints
  • Edition size: n/a
  • Sheet size: 36 by 25.1 cm
  • Signed: Signed
  • Condition: Pristine

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Full series and title; Comparisons for Thirty-Six Selected Poems: Poem by Gonchunagon Atsutada, Actor Bando Mitsugoro III as Shunkan Sozu signed Toyokuni ga within the artist's Toshidama cartouche, the series title at upper right with poem cartouche, with publisher's seal Kichi, Iseya (Iseya Kanekichi), carver's seal Yokokawa Hori Take, censor's seals Mera and Watanabe, and date seal Ne-juichi (year of the rat [1852], 11th month) oban tate-e 14 1/8 by 9 7/8 in., 36 by 25.1 cm The actor Bando Mitsugoro III (1775-1831) is in the role of Shunkan sozu, the disgraced high preist of the Hosho Temple in Kyoto from the play Heike nyogo no shima (The Exile of Priest Shunkan). The poem is by Gonchunagon Atsutada (Fujiwara no Atsutada, 906-943): Ise no umi chihiro no hama no hirou to mo ima wa nani te fukai ga arubeki What type of shell I can pick at the vast shore of Ise? No matter how much I adore you, my feeling has no meaning, as you have become unobtainable.
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