The First Sanbas˘ Performance in the New Year by Utagawa Kunisada I

The First Sanbas˘ Performance in the New Year by Utagawa Kunisada I
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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)

Title of the Print: The First Sanbas˘ Performance in the New Year: Actors Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Senzai, with Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as a Stagehand (K˘ken) and Arashi Rikan III as a Musician (R); Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as Okina, with Band˘ Shűka I as a Flu.

1st Publication: December 1854

Size: Triptych. Each print is 10 x 14-1/2

Date of this edition: December 1854, First Edition

Publisher: Minatoya Kohei

Carver: Yokokawa Takejir˘ (Hori Take)

Condition: This triptych is in very fine condition. A few tiny pin holes, and very light soiling at the bottom of the prints. Great Colors.

Notes: No references of this Print in the United States. The only known prints are in the Japanese museums. Very nice first edition, great prints on Kabuki Acts.


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