Kunisada: Jiraiya the Frog Magician Reading Letter
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Jiraiya Reading Letter
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.
Publisher: Tsujiya Yasubei
Literature: ritsu 101-5579
Seal: Mera, Watanabe
Signature: Toyokuni ga