Kuniyoshi: Teranishi Kanshin, Man of Ready Money
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Teranishi Kanshin, Man of Ready Money
Series: Men of Ready Money with True Labels Attached, Kuniyoshi Fashion: Kuniyoshi moyô shôfuda zuketari genkin otoko
Date: ca. 1845
Teranishi Kanshin, a ronin, is portrayed with an open fan. His kimono is patterned with paulawnia leaves and sprays. The title of this series echoes that of a play, Shôfuda tsuki kongen kusazuri, staged in February 1845. Due to the remaining influence of the Tenpô reforms, Kuniyoshi could not portray exactly the Kabuki actors. A poem by Gosô noya of Ise.
This series, “Men of Ready Money with True Labels Attached, Kuniyoshi Fashion”, features large boldly drawn half-length figures of otokodate dramatic characters against a grey ground with a poem above.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Unbacked.
Publisher: Kinsei-dô: Ibaya Hisabei
Literature: B.W.Robinson:Kuniyoshi, 1982. p.126
Seal: nanushi seal: Hama Yahei (used 1842-46)
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga with his seal paulownia