Kunisada: Fire: Actor in the dark
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Fire: Actor in the dark
Series: The Relations of the Elements Represented in Hit Plays (Atari mitate gogyô sôkoku)
Fire: The Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Nezumi Kozô. He is adjusting his head scarf, perhaps preparing for a fight. His robe is already tied up. There is blindprinting on his white garments, which contrast beautifully with the night setting behind. There is mica in the upper sky.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: See MFA website for all five works.
Signature: Toyokuni ga