Kunisada: Jiraiya Reading Letter

Kunisada: Jiraiya the Frog Magician Reading Letter (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Jiraiya Reading Letter
Series: Jiraiya
Date: 1852

The actor Ichikawa Danjuro VIII looks up from reading a letter. The cartouche is in the shape of a smiling frog, reflecting Jiraiya’s identity as the master of Frog Magic. From the play “Jiraiya goketsu monogatari”. His robes feature a dragon and jewel. The letter has been blindprinted. Exceptionally early impression; clean and beautifully printed.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Tsujiya Yasubei
Literature: ritsu 101-5579
Seal: Mera, Watanabe
Signature: Toyokuni ga