Kunisada: Tattooed Actors Triptych
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Tattooed Actors Triptych
Edo spirited men of Hanagasa Festival (Edo kiyû matsuri no hanagasa). Portraits of nine famous Kabuki actors wearing Hanagasa festival costumes. Hana means flower, gasa or kasa means a conical hat for dance performance. Two of them are carrying hats on the back of their shoulders. Several of the actors sport shoulder tattoos. These famous actors wear happi-coats with the names of the house to which they belong. For example, at the very left top, he carries „Narikoma-ya“ , from left the second actor in the front row carries „Kinokuni-ya“.
Condition: Excellent impression and color; very good condition. Sheets are attached and backed. Minor trimming.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Seal: carver’s seal of Hori Ôta Tashichi
Signature: Ôju nanajû-hachi-nen Toyokuni hitsu (Ordered at the age of 78)