Kunisada I Utagawa, Kabuki actor, Ichikawa Danjuro VII, Traditional Theatre
Artist: Kunisada I Utagawa (1786–1864)
Title: Kabuki actor, Ichikawa Danjuro VII as Matsuomaru
Publisher: Sanoya Kihei
Size: 35.8 x 25.6 cm
Condition: Trimmed, wear and soiled.
Kunisada’s pictures reflect the culture of Japan in the years leading up to the country’s opening to the West. His first book illustrations were published in 1807 and his first actor portrait the following year. Alongside theatrical scenes and courtesans, yakusha-e was his preferred genre amidst all his popular and extensive output. As he painted very many of these, continuing the stout realism of his teacher, he acquired the sobriquet 'Yakusha-e no Kunisada' – Kunisada, the actor painter.
|Print Format||Oban (Vertical)|
|Artist Name||Toyokuni III Utagawa (Kunisada I)|
|Title||Kabuki actor, Ichikawa Danjuro VII as Matsuomaru|
|Dimensions||35.8 x 25.6 cm|
|Condition Report||Trimmed, wear and soiled.|