Shunshô: The actor Ôtani Hiroemon III
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Katsukawa Shunshô (1726-1792)
The actor Ôtani Hiroemon III in the role of Ukiyo Matahei * in the drama „Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki“, performed in the Nakamura theatre.
Signature: Shunshô ga
Publisher: none given
Date: 1778, 7th month
Size: Hosoban, 31 x 14 cm
Excellent impression with fine colour. In the right upper corner a tiny bit rubbed, on bottom only very slightly smudged. On the back side a red collector‘s seal (not identified). Excellent condition of this rare print.
*This cast name found with MFA Boston (Bigelow Coll., Inv. No. 11.18837). According to Kabuki21 however, Ôtani Hiroemon III performed in this play at that date as Nikki Danjô and as Hanyûmura Kingorô (http://www.kabuki21.com/hiroemon3.php)