Utagawa KUNISADA (1786-1865)

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A surimono showing the actor Ichikawa Danjuro VII in the role of Soga no Goro holding a print of the shichifukujin in the takarabune. A parody of the Yanone no Goro story: Yanone means “arrowhead” and is one of the eighteen famous plays in the Danjuro canon, belonging to the Soga Brothers cycle. He is shown with the over-large arrow and whetstone for sharpening it. Poem by Jingoro Uchichika. The printer’s seal Kozensai bottom left. (The same seal appears on a number of other Danjuro VII surimono.) He also appears in the role of a poet and possibly belonged to the Mimasu-ren poetry club that supported the Danjuros. A very fine surimono.

Very fine impression. Fine colour and condition. Signed Kochoro Kunisada ga with double toshidama seal.

Status: Sold

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