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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)

Matsuômaru holds his undrawn sword under the chin of his son, watched by Gemba. Scene from the Kabuki play Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami.

Title: Tenarai (chapter No 53)

Series: Genji kumo ukiyo-e awase (Ukiyo-e Comparisons for the Cloudy Chapters of Genji)

Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

Seal: Kiri-mon

Censor's seal: Murata

Publisher: Ise-ya Ichibei

Date: 1845/46

Size: Oban, 35,5 x 23,3 cm

Very nice impression and colours. White paper margins a little bit trimmed. At left margin a few tiny pinholes. Mounted on thin paper. At all very good condition. Here a colour variant with the kimono of Matsuômaru printed in purple and the scroll on upper right printed in green.

Ref.: Robinson, Warrior Prints p 45.53. Compare also MFA Boston, Bigelow Collection, No 11.36546.

€ 420,-