Original woodblock print - Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) - Kabuki actor sitting on a bench - 1847-48
The actor sports garments with a clever hidden rebus. The combination of the picture of a sickle and of a circle with the hiragana syllable (respectively pronounced 'kama', 'wa' and 'nu') can be read as 'kamawanu' which means 'I don't care' or 'whatever'. This hidden message is an indication of the rebellious nature of kabuki actors and the importance of fashion in Edo culture.
Very good colors and clear details. A few wrinkles that are hardly visible, one wrinkle in the middle of the left side is more visible. A few stains.
- Gravure originale sur bois
- Région/Pays d’origine
- Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865)
- Titre de l’œuvre d’art
- Kabuki actor sitting on a bench
- Bon état, voir la description
- 0×25.3×35.7 cm