Diptyque original à gravure sur bois - Papier Washi - Kabuki - Utagawa Kuniaki (act ca 1844-1868) - Performance of the kabuki play "Sukeroku Yukari no Edo zakura" 助六所縁江戸桜 (Sukeroku: Flower of Edo) - Japon - 1862 (Bunkyu 2), 2ème mois

Description
Diptyque original à gravure sur bois - Papier Washi - Kabuki - Utagawa Kuniaki (act ca 1844-1868) - Performance of the kabuki play "Sukeroku Yukari no Edo zakura" 助六所縁江戸桜 (Sukeroku: Flower of Edo) - Japon - 1862 (Bunkyu 2), 2ème mois
Bon état, voir la description - 34×48×0 cm

Original woodblock print diptych - Utagawa Kuniaki (act ca 1844-1868) - Performance of the kabuki play "Sukeroku Yukari no Edo zakura" 助六所縁江戸桜 (Sukeroku: Flower of Edo) - Japan - 1862 (Bunkyu 2), 2nd month

Play title: Sukeroku Yukari no Edozakura 助六所縁江戸桜 Sukeroku: Flower of Edo

Characters: Iwai Kumesaburo 岩井粂三郎 playing the role of the courtesan Miuraya Agemaki 三浦屋揚巻 (left), Kawarazaki Gonjuro 河原崎権十郎 playing the role of the dandy Hanakawado no Sukeroku 花川戸の助六 (right)

Sukeroku, a renowned dandy in Edo, is an enfant terrible who is popular in the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters but prone to picking fights. His lover, the glittering courtesan Agemaki, is equally feisty and no pushover for her admirers. The show is a virtual parade of charismatic characters on the glamorous stage of Yoshiwara.

Date: 1862, 2nd month

Artist: Utagawa Kuniaki 歌川国明 (signed Kuniaki ga 国明画) in toshidama cartouche 年玉枠

Publisher: Maruya Jinpachi 丸屋甚八, owner of Enjudo 円寿堂

Censor's seal: Dog 2 aratame 戌二改

Medium: Polychrome vertical oban woodblock prints diptych (central and right panels of a triptych - left panel missing)

Overall size: 34 x 48

Condition: Overall good (proper signs of aging, stains, small restorations, slight vertical fold marks - please look at the pictures)

Informations du lot
Article
Diptyque original à gravure sur bois
Technique
Impression sur bois polychrome Nishiki-e (photo de brocart)
Matériau
Papier Washi
Période
1862 (Bunkyu 2), 2ème mois
Région/Pays d’origine
Japon
Artiste/Fabricant
Utagawa Kuniaki (act ca 1844-1868)
Attribution
Original
Thème/Représentation
Kabuki
Titre de l’œuvre d’art
Performance of the kabuki play "Sukeroku Yukari no Edo zakura" 助六所縁江戸桜 (Sukeroku: Flower of Edo)
État
Bon état, voir la description
Dimensions
34×48×0 cm
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