Gigadō Ashiyuki (戯画堂芦ゆき) (artist )
Sawamura Kunitarō II (沢村国太郎) in an unidentified onnagata role - the right-hand panel of a four panel composition
10.25 in x 15.25 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese color woodblock print
Signed: Gigadō Ashiyuki
Publisher: Honya Seishichi
(Marks 123 - seal 25-127)
Lyon Collection - another copy of this print along with two other panels
Sawamura Kunitarō II in a bijin role wearing an elaborate kimono decorated with chrysanthemums and a flowing stream, while in the background European-styled clouds like those shown in Hokuju prints. From a performance at the Kado Theater, Osaka, in 7/1829.
Illustrated in Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints), vol. 1, Ikeda Bunko Library, Osaka 1997, no. 286.
This is the right sheet of a triptych
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)
Kyōto-Osaka prints (kamigata-e - 上方絵) (genre)
Sawamura Kunitarō II (二代目澤村國太郎: 11/1819-1836) (actor)
Honya Seishichi (本屋清七) (publisher)