Kuniyoshi: Actors Relaxing in the Pleasure Quarters (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Actors Relaxing
Date: 1852

A collection of actors, perhaps from the play “Sumidagawa tsui no kagamon”. They seem to be relaxing in large establishment in the entertainment district, as through the open doors we glimpse servers and entertainers, and parties happening in separate rooms. Most interesting appear to the the actor in profile at left she holds a fan, and the two actors near the middle who seem to be having an argument. Left Sheet: Nakamura Kantarô; Sawamura Sojûrô V as Suzuki Mondo, Nakamura Kanemon; Arashi Jitohachi III, and unidentified actors. Center sheet: Bandô Shuka I as Hashimotoya Shiraito, Nakamura Kamenojô I as Ôta and unidentified actors.  Right sheet: Ôtani Tomoemon IV as ,  Onoe Kikujirô II as Mondo nyobo Oyasu, Bandô Matatarô and unidentified actors.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Minor trimming.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tôbei
Literature: http://www.kuniyoshiproject.com/Actor%20triptychs%201852,%20Part%20II%20(2-3).htm
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga with his paulownia seal