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Archive: Hironobu (廣信)

Description:
Top Row: (1R) Onoe Tamizô II as Mino Shôkurô Nagauji and (1L) Jitsukawa Ensaburô I as Ise no Shinkurô; Middle Row: (2R) Onoe Shôkaku I as yakkô [servant] Sodehei and (2L) Fujikawa Tomokichi III as keisei [courtesan] Naniwazu; Bottom Row: (3R) Arashi Rikaku II as Kikujidô and (3L) Arashi Rikaku II as Hyakugan Yonekichi; Rows 1-2: Keisei ômonguchi, Naka Theater, Osaka, 1/1862; Row 3: Rangiku makura jidô, Kado Theater, Osaka
Signature:
Hironobu
Seals:
No seal
Publisher:
No publisher seal
Date:
2/1862
Format:
(H x W)
Hoso-mameban: 37.0 x 17.0 cm
Impression:
Very good
Condition:
Very good color; good condition (unbacked; minor creases; a few expertly repaired wormholes)
Price (USD/¥):
SOLD

Inquiry (HNB07)

Comments:
Design

A striking design of six mameban ("bean print" or miniature) actor portraits on an uncut hosoban sheet [In Osaka printmaking, mameban are almost always found as images cut from the larger sheets — thus an uncut sheet in good condition, as here, is rare]; all images apparently unrecorded.