Kunisada III Utagawa, Suikoden, Tattoo Design, Yuki no Danmari

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Artist: Kunisada III Utagawa (1848-1920) sealed as Kachoro
Title: New Kabuki Play, Water Margin - Yuki no Danmari Scene
Actors: Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Kumonryu; Ichikawa Sadanji as Rochishin; Ichikawa Saiji as Bandit; Ichikawa Arajiro as Saiteibutsu
Publisher: Tsutsumi Kichizo
Date: 1893
Size: (R) 24.2 x 36.9 (C) 24.1 x 36.7 (L) 24.4 x 36.5 cm

Original Japanese woodblock print. 

Kunisada III Utagawa (1848 - 1920)


Utagawa Kunisada III was an ukiyo-e printmaker of the Utagawa school, specializing in yakusha-e (pictures of kabuki actors). He began studying under Utagawa Kunisada I at the age of 10, and continued under Kunisada II after their master's death. He originally signed his prints ‘Kunimasa’ or ‘Baido Kunimasa’. About 1889, he began signing his prints ‘Kunisada’, ‘Baido Kunisada’ or ‘Kochoro Kunisada’. By 1892, he was using ‘Hosai’, ‘Kochoro Hosai’, ‘Baido Hosai’, and ‘Utagawa Hosai’.

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Print FormatTriptych
ArtistKunisada III Utagawa (1848 - 1920)
SubjectSamurai & Male, Kabuki Theatre, Tattoo Design
Size(R) 24.2 x 36.9 (C) 24.1 x 36.7 (L) 24.4 x 36.5 cm
Condition ReportHorizontal crease through the middle. Worn out edges. Pinholes along the margins. Oxidised areas that have been restored.