Ichikawa Danjûrô as Unno Kotarô Yukiuji (Disguised as Yamagatsu Buô) from a Kamoise at the Ichmuraza Theatre
Aritake Tsukusitei, Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
This surimono print is the right sheet of a triptych. The design was based on a performance of The Barrier Gate. Kunisada has depicted Danjûrô VII in a climatic evening encounter in which two characters wield giant axes in a highly choreographed scene. Deluxe printing techniques are used in this design, including extensive use of metallic pigments. The poem printed in cursive script against the black sky is by Tsukushitei Aritake.
Woodblock print, shikishiban format (right sheet of triptych); deluxe printing with extensive metals
Collector's seal, lower right: H. Vever
Signed: "Gototei Kunisada"
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Gift of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace in memory of her husband, Dr. Stanley L. Wallace
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Aritake Tsukusitei (Japanese). Ichikawa Danjûrô as Unno Kotarô Yukiuji (Disguised as Yamagatsu Buô) from a Kamoise at the Ichmuraza Theatre, 1828. Woodblock print, shikishiban format (right sheet of triptych); deluxe printing with extensive metals, 8 1/4 x 7 7/16 in. (21 x 18.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace in memory of her husband, Dr. Stanley L. Wallace, 2002.121.7 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2002.121.7_IMLS_PS3.jpg)
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