Kunisada: Jiraiya, Sunrise and Boat
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Jiraiya, Sunrise and Boat
Date: 1852 (Rat 8)
The actors Ichikawa Danjuro VIII in the role of Jiraiya (standing), Asao Okuyama III in the role of Yakama Shikaroku, Bando Shuka in the role of Miyuki. At left is sendai Shimahatchi. From the play Jiraiya goketsu monogatari. The sun is rising (?) behind them, dramatically sending out streaks of red light, and Jiraiya is subduing Shikaroku with the oar of the boat.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Uneven left edge of rightmost sheet.
Dimensions: ôban Diptych
Publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
Literature: ritsu 006-0699,066-0700
Seal: Kinugasa, Murata
Signature: Toyokuni ga