Kochoro, A Scene from Kabuki Play, Ryugu-jo Castle
Artist: Kochoro (Kunisada III) (1848-1920)
Title: A Scene from Kabuki Play, Ryugu-jo Castle
Publisher: Tsunashima Kamekichi
Size: (L) 36.5 x 24.8 cm, (C) 36.5 x 27.4 cm, (R) 36.5 x 24.5 cm
Original Japanese woodblock print.
Kunisada III Utagawa
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’.
|Artist||Kunisada III Utagawa|
|Dimensions||(L) 36.5 x 24.8 cm, (C) 36.5 x 27.4 cm, (R) 36.5 x 24.5 cm|
|Condition Report||Slightly trimmed, slight edge wear, holes in middle panel|