• Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ōtaka Tonomo (大高主殿) biting on a cloth as he performs ritual <i>seppuku</i> and Nakamura Tsuruzō I as Ryōshi Ganzō (猟師鴈蔵)
Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ōtaka Tonomo (大高主殿) biting on a cloth as he performs ritual <i>seppuku</i> and Nakamura Tsuruzō I as Ryōshi Ganzō (猟師鴈蔵)
Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ōtaka Tonomo (大高主殿) biting on a cloth as he performs ritual <i>seppuku</i> and Nakamura Tsuruzō I as Ryōshi Ganzō (猟師鴈蔵)

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳) (artist 01/01/1797 – 04/14/1861)

Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ōtaka Tonomo (大高主殿) biting on a cloth as he performs ritual seppuku and Nakamura Tsuruzō I as Ryōshi Ganzō (猟師鴈蔵)

Print


1848
10 in x 14.25 in (Overall dimensions) woodblock print
Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画
Artist's seal: kiri (in red)
Publisher: Horimasa (彫正)
(Marks U078 - seal 25-403)
Waseda University This impression is from the late B.W. Robinson's collection. He was the author of Kuniyoshi; The Warrior Prints.

This is from a performance of the play Takagi Oriemon budojitsu roku (高木織右武実録) at the Nakamura theater in 8/1848.
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)
Nakamura Utaemon IV (四代目中村歌右衛門: 1/1836-2/1852) (actor)
Horimasa (彫正) (publisher)
Nakamura Tsuruzō I (初代中村鶴蔵: 11/1818 to 8/1865) (actor)