Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国) (artist 1786 – 01/12/1865)

Ichimura Uzaemon XIII (市村羽左衛門) as Sashichi of Kiyotaki (Kiyotaki no Sashichi - 清滝の佐七) from the series A Modern Shuihuzhuan (Kinsei Suikoden - 近世水滸伝)

Print


1862
9.6 in x 14.5 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Kiō Toyokuni ga
(old man Toyokuni drew this picture - 喜翁豊国画) Publisher: Iseya Kanekichi
(Marks 145 - seal 21-059)
Carver: Horikō Kokin (彫工小金)
Combined censor and date seal: aratame and 7/1862
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Waseda University
Ritsumeikan University
Tokyo Metropolitan Library

This print is from a series of more than 40 images. The text is by Kanagaki Robun (1829-94). The slightly trimmed name, 仮名垣魯文, is seen along the left side of this print.

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The man's tattoo shows an eagle among pine trees. Over his left shoulder is what appears to be tenugui or hand towel - or perhaps it is the upper part of his robe - decorated with a black carp leaping up the roiling waters of a waterfall.
Iseya Kanekichi (伊勢屋兼吉) (publisher)
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)
Ichimura Uzaemon XIII (十三代目市村羽左衛門) (actor)
Tattoo (genre)
Suikoden (水滸傳) (genre)