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Print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi: The Tale of Shiranui, represented by Childs Gallery

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Japanese (1797-1861)

The Tale of Shiranui, 1853
Color woodblock

Signed on block and with seal on each section: “Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga”; inscribed on block throughout triptych. Aratame date censor seal and two nanushi censor seals on each section. Publisher’s seal on each section: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke. A fine impression in fine condition trimmed just within margins. Oban triptych; each sheet measures 13 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches.

This print depicts the kabuki play “Shiranui Monogatari” (The Tale of Shiranui). Actors depicted include Bando Shuka I, Bando Hikosaburo IV, Arashi Rikaku II, and Arashi Rikan III.

Signature: signed on block
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