Shunchô - Scene of a kabuki playShunchô - Scene of a kabuki play
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Katsukawa Shunshô (1726-1792)

The actors Ichikawa Danjûrô (above) and Nakamura Sukegorô II (below) with drawn swords in a dramatic scene of a kabuki play.

Signature: Shunshô ga

Seal: Rin

Publisher: no seal given

Date: about 1760s

Size: Hosoban, 28,6  x 14,9 cm

Very nice impression and good colours, with relief printing. Colours just a little bit yellowed, paper a tiny bit soiled, smoothed folds. Two wormhols at the right side. Old backing.

Throughout good condition according to its age. Rare item.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, No 31.101.2 (there scene from the play „Soga Aigo no Wakamatsu“ dated 1769)

Compare also MFA Boston, Spaulding Coll., No 21.4324, roles there ascribed as Kagekiyo and Nijo no Umemaru.