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Port Townsend, Washington

 

 

GIGADŌ ASHIYUKI

戲画堂芦幸

ぎがどう.あしゆき

 Active ca. 1814-33

 
 

Actor: Arashi Kitsusaburō II*

(Active under this name 1822-28)

嵐橘三郎

あらしきつさぶろう

 
 

Role: Takashima Kuhachi

高島九八

たかしまくはち

 
 

Play: Keisei Suō no Dairi

けいせい素抱(?)

 
 

Size: 13 1/2" x 9 1/2"

 
 

Date: 1828, 1st Month

Bunsei 11

文政11

 
 

Publisher: Honsei

Only the top part of their seal is seen

at the bottom of the print.

 
 

Signature: Gigadō Ashiyuki

 
 

 Illustrated:

1. Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei

(Collection of Kamigata Actor Prints),

compiled by Matsudaira and Susumo,

Ikeda Bunko, 1997, vol. 1, #273

2. It can also be viewed on line

at the Boston Museum of Art web site

 
 

Condition:

Trimmed on all sides & slight soiling overall.

Good color.

 
 

ORIGINALLY $240.00

NOW $190.00

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*Arashi Kitsusaburō II is best know under the name Arashi Rikan II (1788-1837). For the most complete information about this actor go to the best source in English on kabuki on the Internet. Click on the link below.

ARASHI RIKAN II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the left hand panel of a diptych.

A complete example can be seen in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts on-line collection.

 

 

 

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