Kunichika Toyohara, Two Kabuki Actors, Tattoo

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Artist: Kunichika Toyohara (1835-1900)
Title: Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Araiso Chogoro and Ichikawa Kuzo as Musubikashiwa no Ichirobei
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Date: 1894
Size: (L) 36.9 x 25.0 (C) 36.9 x 25.1 (R) 37.0 x 25.1 cm
Condition: Very light creases and minor spots.

Oban triptych with 19th-century kabuki actors Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Araiso Chogoro and Ichikawa Kuzo Musubikashiwa no Ichirobei. One shows a scroll of a Chinese style painting and the other is displaying his tattooed arm and chest while holding a fan. Eight poems are also written on the middle panel of the print. Kunichika himself also dedicated a poem here; the contents of all poems here seem to praise the play 'Tokete mimasu musubi kashiwa'.

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Artist Name Kunichika Toyohara
Title Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Araiso Chogoro and Ichikawa Kuzo as Musubikashiwa no Ichirobei
Subject Samurai & Male, Kabuki
Condition Report Very light creases and minor spots.
Dimensions (L) 36.9 x 25.0 (C) 36.9 x 25.1 (R) 37.0 x 25.1 cm
Publisher Akiyama Buemon