Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Japanese (1797-1861)
The Tale of Shiranui, 1853
Color woodblock
13×29 IN.

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.

$ 2,200