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Katsukawa Shunkô (1743-1812)

The actor Iwai Hanshirô IV, probably in the role of Kitsune gasaki no Otama (Otama from the fox peninsula) in the kabuki play „Miyakodori Yayoi no Watashi“

Signature: Shunkô ga

Publisher: none known

Date: ca. 1787

Size: Hosoban, 31,6 x 14,4 cm

Very good impression and good colours, with relief printing. Orange-red partly oxidized due to metal pigments, colours a little bit faded. Paper just a tiny bit soiled, right corners neatly replaced. Throughout very good condition according to its age.

Clark/Ueda, The Actor’s Image. Print Makers of the Katsukawa School, Art Institute of Chicago, 1994, cat. No 610. Gookin Collection, No 1939.886 (Fig.)