Kuniyoshi: Actor Drawing

Kuniyoshi: Actor Drawing (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Actor Drawing
Date: ca 1840s

Wonderful full-length portrait of a standing man who points to his left with his right hand. A marvel of economy of line, Kuniyoshi has packed so much information into just a few strokes of his brush. We can surmise that this person is pointing out something critical to the narrative that Kuniyoshi is visually creating, most likely a scene from a kabuki drama. We see to the left what is the edge of a second person’s outfit.

Condition: Paper losses; lightly mounted to backing sheet for safety.
Dimensions: 21 x 12.5 cm