Utagawa Kuniyoshi Woodblock of Kabuki Actors, Circa 1835
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川 国芳, Japanese, 1798 – 1861)
Ōedo Sanza Mitate Shōei Soga, Part One (大江戸三座 見立昌栄曽我 初編), circa 1835
Woodblock on paper
Signed in block to lower right
Published by Kawaguchi-ya Shôzô
Depicting Naritaya Sobee I as Heizô (平三), Ichikawa Yaozô V as Noriyori (のりより), Arashi Kamenojô II as Izayoi (十六夜), Ichikawa Komazô V as Sukekane (すけかね), Seki Sanjûrô II as Shigetada (重忠), and Ôtani Tomoemon IV as Tochibô (とち坊)
- toning and vague creases to sheet; fading to pigments; wear to edges and corners of sheet; toning and discolorations to mat; flaking frame finish with notable loss; other signs of wear to frame.
- measures frame; sheet measures 9.75" W x 14.75" H.