////Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III). Decorated sake cups, from the series ‘The pride of Edo’ / Fan print, 1827.

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III). Decorated sake cups, from the series ‘The pride of Edo’ / Fan print, 1827.

An uncut fan print showing a young woman checking her makeup in a mirror from the series The pride of Edo [江戸じまん] (Edo jiman). The head portrait in the red circle is of kabuki actor Danjūrō VII.

Ichikawa Danjūrō VII [市川団十郎] (Japanese, 1791 – 1859); other names: Ichikawa Ebizō V, Ichikawa Hakuen II, Ichikawa Shinnosuke I.

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

Publisher: Ibaya Kyūbei [伊場屋 久兵衛] (Japanese, fl. 1804 – 1851).

Artists signature: Ōkō Kunisada ga [應好国貞画] (Drawn to satisfy the taste of Kunisada)

Publisher’s seal:久 – Ibakyū [伊場久].

Censor’s seal: Kiwame; date seal: Bunsei 10 (1827).

Saze: Aiban uchiwa-e; 23.2 x 28.9 cm.

Ref.: [LIB-2967.2022] Utagawa Kunisada (1786 – 1865): His world revisited / Catalogue № 17, Exhibition March 17-21, 2021. — NY: Sebastian Izzard, LLC., 2021; p. 102, Cat. 28–fig. a.

SKU: SVJP-0359.2022 Categories: ,

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