Toyokuni I: Seki Sanjûrô II with Umbrella in the Rain (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769-1825)
Title: Seki Sanjûrô II with Umbrella in the Rain
Date: 1810

The kabuki actor Seki Sanjûrô II. He is playing a samurai, who is seen here holding an umbrella with one hand and lifting his robes with the other, perhaps against the pouring rain. His outer kimono is black with a hatch-shaped crest. According to kabuki21, this actor starred in Chikamatsu’s drama “Komochi Yamanba” in 1810, staged for the first time in Edo at the Nakamuraza theater.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Areas of small repaired wormage, mostly near bottom. Untrimmed and unbacked.
Dimensions: ôban (38.7 x 25.1 cm)
Signature: Toyokuni ga