Kuniyoshi - Actor and elephantsKuniyoshi - Actor and elephants
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)

The actor Bandô Shûka I in a Kabuki play standing beside an elephant. In the background the child Taishun (chin. T’a Shun) who works in the fields supported by birds and elephants.

Title: Taishun

Series: Mitate nijûshi-kô (Kabuki parallels for the 24 examples of filial piety)

Signature: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga

Seal: Kiri-Mon

Woodcutter: Hori Koma (Ôta Komakichi)

Publisher: Kakumotoya Kinjirô (Kakukin)

Date: 10/1854

Size: Oban, 36,5 x 24,5 cm

Very good impression and colours, paper a little age toned. Margins a tiny bit trimmed, upper margin a little bit soiled, lower part somewhat creased, otherwise in a very good condition.

Robinson No 170.