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Utagawa (Nakai) Yoshitaki (1841-1899)

Five Kabuki actors under blossoming cherry trees in the famous Sukeroku drama. From right to left the actors (...) and their roles: Kyô no Jirô (Ichikawa Ebijûrô IV), Hige no Ikyû (Mimasu Daigorô IV), Hanakawado Sukeroku (Ichikawa Ebizô V), the courtesan Agemaki (Arashi Rikan III) and the sake salesman (Jitsukawa Ensaburô I).

Title: (Drama): Sukeroku Yukari no Edozakura (The flowers of Edo)

Signature: Ichiyôsai Yoshitaki (r.), Satonoya Yoshitaki

Publisher: not stated, Osaka

Date: 1857

Size: Chûban pentaptych, ca. 25 x 88,5 cm

Very good colours and impression, with relief printing. Originally mounted and put together. Fold between single sheets, there and at margins somewhat creased; paper a little bit soiled and a few minor spots, small old paper fault at lower right corner. Throughout good condition.

Compare MFA Boston, Bigelow Coll. No 11.35503a-e.

Add-on: On two back sides of the pentaptych when folded:

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Utagawa Kunikazu (active c. 1848-1881)

The actors Jitsukawa Ensaburô I (r.), Unidentified, and Arashi Kichisaburô III (l.) in 'Okuni Kabuki'.

Signature: Kunikazu

Publisher: Tsutakan, Osaka

Date: 1859

Size: Chûban diptych, together ca. 25 x 36 cm

Very good impression and colours, printed with a few metal pigments (oxidized). Fold due to mounting, a tiny bit creased, otherwise good condition.

Compare MFA Boston, Bigelow Coll. No 11.35789a-b.

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