Kunisada: The Actor Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Jariba Niza

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)
Title: The Actor Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Jariba Niza 新舞台勇役割 砂利場仁三
Series: 新舞台勇役割 Dashing Roles in New Plays (Shin butai isami no yakuwari)
Date: 1860

The actor Kataoka Nizaemon VIII grasps a Buddhist staff and prayer beads in his left hand and holds a closed white pouch in his right. Over his shoulder is fabric with a bricklike pattern. All of these are clues to the character Jariba Niza, who must here be at a pivotal moment in the kabuki play.

Condition: Excellent impression; very good color and condition. With a fold near the left margin. Mica has been applied to the sky, and there are other deluxe printing effects.
Dimensions: ôban 36.6 x 25.5 cm
Publisher: Kiya Sojuro
Signature: Toyokuni ga