Kochoro, Kabuki Actors, Traditional Theatre Scene
Artist: Kochoro (Active in Meiji)
Title: Suitengu Megumi no Fukagawa
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajiro
Size: (R) 34.9 x 24.7, (C) 34.8 x 25.1 x 34.9 x 25.0 cm
Original Japanese woodblock print.
Kabuki Play, Suitengu Megumi no Fukagawa.
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||(R) 34.9 x 24.7, (C) 34.8 x 25.1 x 34.9 x 25.0 cm|
|Condition Report||Trimmed, vertical binding folds, light soiling, a small loss on the bottom right on the centre panel.|