Hokushu (fl. 1810-32)

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Title:
Arashi Kichisaburo (Rikan) II as Prince Koretaka Shinno and Nakamura Utaemon (Shikan) III as Katomas
Date:
0820/9
Size:
14.75 x 10.375
Medium:
Woodblock Print
Condition:
Fine impression and color. Some metallic losses fromoxidation and burning the paper, restored.
INV. #:
08196318
Price:
$1,500
 
These two great stalwarts of the Osaka Kabuki theatre never played together. This is a fanciful design promoting a planned performance in the 9th month of 1821, but unfortunately Kichisaburo suddenly died before the performance could occur.

This is the cover design for the British Museums wonderful exhibition and catalogue "Kabuki Heroes".