Kunisada: Restaurant En’en-tei (En’en-tei) (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Restaurant En’en-tei (En’en-tei)
Series: Collection of Famous Restaurants in the Eastern Capitol (Tôto kômei kaiseki zukushi)
Date: 1853/1

This series has 60 pictures, for which Hiroshige designed dishes of restaurants and Kunisada designed the Kabuki actor portraits as mitate, or humorous comparison. Here the legendary figure Sanzaburo is depicted as dateotoko, as in the Kabuki plays “Saya ate” and others. His love affair with Okuni is very famous.

Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Fujioka-ya Keijirô
Seal: Censors’ seals: Hama & Magome; Date seal the first month of Ox Year (1853 )
Signature: Toyokuni-ga (for the actor); Hiroshige (for fish)