Utagawa Toyokuni II (二代目歌川豊国) (artist 1777 – 1835)
Ōkubi-e: Double Bust portrait - Ichikawa Danjūrō VII (?) on the left; Iwai Hanshirō V on the right
10 in x 14.75 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese color woodblock print
Signed: Gosotei Toyokuni hitsu
Artist's seal: toshidama
Publisher: Ezakiya Tatsuzō
(Marks 059 - seal 21-092)
Censor's seal: kiwame
Lyon Collection - another print from this series, but with a different publisher
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - another print from this series
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - another print from this series published by Yamamotoya Heikichi
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - another print from this series also published by Yamamotoya Heikichi Within a frame decorated with flying bats a superb double bust portrait of the actors Iwai Hanshirō and Ichikawa Danjūrō as a high-ranking oiran with tortoiseshell combs and many hairpins and her client holding a razor. Rare.
Notice that the figure on the right is also wearing a fabric decorated with flying bats.
There is another print from this series in the Lyon Collection, but with a different publisher's seal. See #691.
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)
Ezakiya Tatsuzō (江崎屋辰蔵) (publisher)
Ichikawa Danjūrō VII (七代目市川團十郎: 11/1800 to 2/1832) (actor)
Iwai Hanshirō V (五代目岩井半四郎: 11/1804-11/1832) (actor)
ōkubi-e (大首絵) (genre)
bats (komori - 蝙蝠) (genre)