Nakamura Matsue III (三代目中村松江) as a <i>keisei</i> (けいせい) or courtesanfrom the play <i>Imayo Mitsu no Shishigashira</i>  (春陽三獅頭) at the Kado theater

Gigadō Ashiyuki (戯画堂芦ゆき) (artist )

Nakamura Matsue III (三代目中村松江) as a keisei (けいせい) or courtesanfrom the play Imayo Mitsu no Shishigashira (春陽三獅頭) at the Kado theater

Print


01/1827
10.5 in x 15.25 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Gigadō Ashiyuki ga
戯画堂芦ゆき画
Publisher: Wataya Kihei
(Marks 579 - seal 12-053)
Waseda University
Waseda University - another print from this series
Waseda University - another print from this series
Waseda University - another print from this series
Hankyu Culture Foundation

The colors of this print cannot be far off what they must have looked like when it was first produced. Their freshness is a bit breathtaking. Use the enlargement tool to see the full beauty of this wonderful work of art. You won't be disappointed.

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This print is from a series of 9 prints with each representing a different actor in a different role. There appear to be 2 variants of this print. The one in the Lyon Collection has very little text at the top, while the one in the Ikeda Bunko version is covered with poems and signatures in the yellow background.

Illustrated in Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints), vol. 1, Osaka, 1997, no. 261, p. 90.
Wataya Kihei (綿屋喜兵衛) (publisher)
Kyōto-Osaka prints (kamigata-e - 上方絵) (genre)
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)
Nakamura Matsue III (三代目中村松江) (actor)