////Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III). Three good fortunes of the present day / Fan print, 1856.

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III). Three good fortunes of the present day / Fan print, 1856.

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

Signed: Toyokuni ga [豊国 画] in a red toshidama cartouche.

Publisher: Mikawaya Heiroku [三川屋平六] (Japanese, fl. c. 1848 – 1856); seal: Mihei [三平] (Marks 11-016 | 325a)

Block carver: Yokokawa Takejirō [横川竹二郎] (Japanese, fl. 1845 – 1863), seal: 彫竹 – Hori Take.

Date seal and aratame censor seal: [辰正] Ansei 3, 1st month (1856).

Inscriptions:

Right cartouche: Three good fortunes of the present day [当世三福対] (Tosei sambuku tsui)

Center cartouche: Ubuge no Kintaro [産毛の金太郎] (うぶげのきんたろう) 

According to Horst Graebner, the play is Tomigaoka koi no Yamabiraki (or Tomioka Koi no Yamabiraki [富岡戀山開], according to kabuki21.com, common title Ninin Shinbē [二人新兵衛]); Kintarō might be Nakamura Fukusuke I [中村福助], the female role might be Mikuni Kojorō [三国小女郎] (or Mikuni no Kojorō).

Nakamura Shikan IV [中村芝翫] (Japanese, 1831 –  1899); other names: Nakamura Fukusuke I, Nakamura Masanosuke I, Nakamura Komasaburō, Nakamura Tamatarō I.

SKU: SVJP-0296.2019 Categories: ,

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