Kunisada: Ghost actor

Kunisada: Ghost actor

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Ghost actor
Series: Scenes of Darkness and Suffering (Mitate yame zukushi)
Date: 1855

The kabuki actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Tomoenojô and Bandô Shûka I as Michinoku. The courtesan appears as a ghost with no feet, smiling down at the man who seems to have summoned her via a magical fire. The title of the play may be “The Suffering of the Turns of Fate” (Rin’e no yami).

Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. Nibbles in left margin.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Hayashiya Shôgorô
Literature: See MFA and FAMSF websites.
Signature: Toyokuni ga