////Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III). The Moon, from the series ‘Moon, Sun, Stars’ / Fan print, c. 1850.

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III). The Moon, from the series ‘Moon, Sun, Stars’ / Fan print, c. 1850.

Artist: Utagawa Kunisada [歌川 国貞] a.k.a. Utagawa Toyokuni III [三代歌川豊国] (Japanese, 1786 – 1865).

Signed: Ōju Toyokuni ga [応需豊国画] in a toshidama cartouche.

Double nanushi censor seals Mera & Murata (1846-50).

Publisher: Kojimaya Jūbei [小嶋屋重兵衛] (Japanese, fl. c. 1797 – 1869).

A gentleman, probably a kabuki actor Nakamura Utaemon IV [中村歌右衛門] (Nakamura Shikan II, Nakamura Tsurusuke I, Nakamura Tōtarō, Japanese, 1796 – 1852) drinking tea on a veranda under the shining moon.

Series Moon, Sun, Stars [月日星] (tsuki-hi-hoshi/boshi), the three sources of light (sankō) [三光]:

SKU: SVJP-0211-1.2016 Categories: ,

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