Kunisada III Utagawa, Hidari JIngoro, Kabuki Play
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada III (1848-1920)
Title: Hidari JIngoro
Series: Eighteen Best Kabuki Plays
Publisher: Ishii Rokunosuke
Dimensions: (L) 25.5 x 34 (C) 25.7 x 33.9 (R) 25.6 x 34 cm
Condition: Several pinholes. Vertical fold marks on each panel. Horizontal centrefold on central panel. Some blue and red pigment.
Hidari Jingoro was known as an artist of prodigious skill and stories of his genius abound in Japanese popular literature. According to one, he saw a woman of exceptional beauty and created a sculpture of her. Jingoro begins to drink in the company of the sculpture, and it begins to imitate his moves. When a mirror is placed before the sculpture, the woman's spirit comes to life.
|Artist Name||Kunisada III Utagawa|
|Dimensions||(L) 25.5 x 34 (C) 25.7 x 33.9 (R) 25.6 x 34 cm|
|Condition Report||Several pinholes. Vertical fold marks on each panel. Horizontal centrefold on central panel. Some blue and red pigment.|