Kunisada: Jiraiya Holding Box (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Jiraiya Holding Box
Date: 1852 (8)
The actor Ichikawa Danjuro VIII in the role of Naofuku Maki Takarago, actually Jiraiya. From the play Jiraiya goketsu monogatari. Printed with exquisite care, this is an very early impression with exceptional colors that also features blindprinting. He holds a precious locked box in one hand and a sword in the other. Behind him is a banner with the name “Jiraiya” written large.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Hayashiya Shogoro
Literature: ref.: N3, ritsu 006-0501, e.a. see MFA.
Seal: Kinugasa, Murata (censors) and Hori Take (blockcutter)
Signature: Toyokuni ga