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Kabuki Actors In The Play Sugawara Denju Tenarai by Utagawa Kunisada

Kabuki Actors In The Play Sugawara Denju Tenarai by Utagawa Kunisada

Stanza del Borgo (IFPDA)

Woodblock

1857

Edition Size: n/a, early lifetime impression

Sheet Size: 35,7 x 25,1 cm

Signed

Condition: Pristine

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A large Kunisada series with scenes from different Kabuki plays, designed during the years 1856, 1857 and 1858. The text of the cartouches includes always the play title.
Fine impression, pristine colour, fine condition; unobtrusive binding holes on the left side.
Another impression of this print is at the Victoria and Albert Museum (museum number E.7150-1886)

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Utagawa Kunisada

Utagawa Kunisada, also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III, was the most popular, prolific and commercially successful designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan. In his own time, his reputation far exceeded that of his contemporaries, Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi.

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