////Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III). Beauty playing the shamisen beneath a mosquito net / Fan print, c. 1832.

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III). Beauty playing the shamisen beneath a mosquito net / Fan print, c. 1832.

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

Signed: Kunisada ga [国貞画] in a red double-gourd cartouche

Publisher: Unknown (no seal).

Date: c. 1832

Izzard: “… red cloth decorated with the characters Yauan, one of Ichikawa Danjūrō VII [市川団十郎] (Japanese, 1791 – 1859) poetry names, and the name of his residence in Fukagawa. The absence of publisher’s emblem and censorship seals may indicate that this was a privately issued print, not for public use”.

Ref.: [LIB-2967.2022] Utagawa Kunisada (1786 – 1865): His world revisited / Catalogue № 17, Exhibition March 17-21, 2021. — NY: Sebastian Izzard, LLC., 2021; p. 112-3, fig. 32).

Size: Fan print (aiban uchiwa-e); 235 x 295 mm.

SKU: SVJP-0361.2022 Categories: ,

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