Kunisada: Hakata Kojorô
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

Der Kabuki-Schauspieler Onoe Kikujirô als Geist der Kurtisane Kojorô aus der Hafenstadt Hakata, den gemalten Gischtwellen auf einem Tsuitate-Stellschirm entsteigend.

Kabuki actor Onoe Kikujirô as the ghost of the courtesan Kojorô from the port city of Hakata, rising from the painted waves on a tsuitate screen.

Title: Hakata Kojorô

Series: Toyokuni kigō - kijutsu kurabe (A contest of magic scenes by Toyokuni)

Signature: Ki-ô Toyokuni hitsu (painted by 77-year old man Toyokuni), in Toshidama cartouche

Publisher: Hiranoya Shinzô, Edo

Censor: Aratame

Date: 1862, 12th month

Size: Vertical Ôban, 37,2 x 25,4 c, (image)

Excellent impression and colours, with gaufrage, burnshing and a little mica in top. From the 2nd edition with the monochrome series cartouche. Full margins, unbacked. Paper a little bit age-toned, top margin a little creased, both margins dust-soiled. Overall nice condition.

A rare print with one of the best scenes from this sought-after series of supernatural, demonic and magic scenes by Kunisada.

Cf. Toyko Metropolitan Library, No. 5714-C089-10 (same edition); Waseda 006-5678 u. 401-0121; cf. also our catalogue „Der Berg Fuji…“Galerie am Haus der Kunst, München 2001, No. 6

€ 980,-