Kunisada: Jiraiya and Gang at Night
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Jiraiya and Gang at Night
Jiraiya is surrounded by a gang, two holding oversized implement/weapons. At right a man holds a giant saw, and at left a man holds a giant axe. One man holds a black powder musket on his shoulder. Far right a character is emerging from a straw mat and holding an inro. From left are Irashi Kangoro I, unknown, Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Jiraiya, Ichikawa Hirogoro and Arashi Rikan III. From the play Jiraiya goketsu Monogatari. With deluxe printing embellishments including added mica and extra “lacquer” pattern printing on the black.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Minor trimming.
Dimensions: ôban Diptych
Publisher: Wakasaya Yoichi
Literature: ritsu 101-1282,101-1283
Signature: Toyokuni ga