Utagawa Kunisada verification

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Utagawa Kunisada verification

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kimpigeonmetzner

After a lot of research, I am guessing that this is an original Utagaw Kunisada from the 1830s published by Odaya Takichi and the subject matter is the actor Iwai Saburo.  I need some confirmation on my homework.  The print is 10″ x 15″

 

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  • lucienne parkan

    The artist is Utagawa Kunisada here signing Gototei Kunisada ga (五渡亭国貞画]
    http://www.kunisada.de/Liste/kunisada-signature-seal.html
    This is the left sheet of a triptych,
    Title of the play is Kanadehon Chushingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵), staged at the Ichimura theater 07/1827

    right
    Bando Mitsugoro III
    Ōboshi Yuranosuke ( 大星由良之助)

    center
    Ichikawa Danjuro VII
    Teraoka Heiemon (寺岡平右エ門)

    left
    岩井粂三郎 Iwai Kumesaburo II
    imōto Okaru (妹おかる) 

    Detailed actors and roles can be found on the Kunisada site
    http://www.kunisada.de/kabuki-plays/play-list-1827.htm

    Here's the complete triptych
    https://www2.ntj.jac.go.jp/dglib/collections/view_detail_nishikie?division=search&class=nishikie&kw=%E8%B1%8A%E5%9B%BD&aid=2&did=205

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