Utagawa Kunisada: - Richard Kruml

Artist: Utagawa Kunisada

Date: 1820

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Two sheets ( of three ) showing the actor Ichikawa Danjuro VII ( left ) in the role of Minamoto Yorimasa holding a firebrand to better see the giant Nue and Bando Mitsugoro III as Tametomo with his giant bow. The complete set is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. It appears to be a mitate as these three actors did not act together. The dragon-patterned border indicates the dragon year 1820. The bright blue grounds make for striking compositions. Very fine impressions. Some slight loss of metallic powders, otherwise very good condition. Signed Kunisada ga on each. Status: Available

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