Katsukawa SHUNKO (1743-1812)




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An original drawing showing the actor Ichikawa Danjuro V in an unidentified role. Drawn c mid 1780s. Such drawings from this period are very rare. Indeed, any prior to the 1810s are rare. Ex collection Tanizaki Junichiro ( the major Japanese writer: Tade kuu mushi, “Some Prefer Nettles,” etc ). And sold by the Kabutoya Gallery, San Francisco, c 1976. Guaranteed by Suzuki Juzo of the National Diet Library. Laid around edges, 9.5 x 6.5 in; 24 x 16.5 cms. Sold as is with some wormage etc.



Status: Sold

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