• Two actors from an untitled series of paired actors on poem slips  (<i>tanzaku</i>)
Two actors from an untitled series of paired actors on poem slips  (<i>tanzaku</i>)
Two actors from an untitled series of paired actors on poem slips  (<i>tanzaku</i>)
Two actors from an untitled series of paired actors on poem slips  (<i>tanzaku</i>)
Two actors from an untitled series of paired actors on poem slips  (<i>tanzaku</i>)
Two actors from an untitled series of paired actors on poem slips  (<i>tanzaku</i>)
Two actors from an untitled series of paired actors on poem slips  (<i>tanzaku</i>)
Two actors from an untitled series of paired actors on poem slips  (<i>tanzaku</i>)
Two actors from an untitled series of paired actors on poem slips  (<i>tanzaku</i>)
Two actors from an untitled series of paired actors on poem slips  (<i>tanzaku</i>)
Two actors from an untitled series of paired actors on poem slips  (<i>tanzaku</i>)

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

Two actors from an untitled series of paired actors on poem slips (tanzaku)

Print


ca 1850
9.5 in x 13.75 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese color woodblock print
Signed: ōju (by special request) Kōchōrō Toyokuni ga
應需香朝楼豊国画
Publisher: Sanoya Kihei
(Marks 446 - seal unlisted)
Censors' seals: Muramatsu and Fuku

Ritsumeikan University
Princeton University Art Museum
National Diet Library
Lyon Collection - Yodohira and the nun Seigen from this series
Lyon Collection - Toneri Matsuōmaru and Shundō Gengba from this series The background of this print uses the itame mokuhan or imitation woodgrain technique (板目木版).

"The printing of a wood grain within a print. A wood plank is soaked in water to open up the grain and is then inked and printed to intentionally reproduce the nature of the wood itself."

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The text on the right reads: お.ひきのいの字つゝくやいいいいいいいいいいいの.

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There are approximately 16 prints from this series in the collection of Ritsumeikan University.
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)
Sanoya Kihei (佐野屋喜兵衛) (publisher)