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Toshikuni (年國)

Description:
Onoe Tamizô II (二代 尾上多見蔵) as Hyakudohei (百度平) in an unidentified play
Signature:
Juyôdô Toshikuni ga
Seals:
Artist Seal: Mawari
Publisher:
Wataki (Wataya Kihei, 綿屋喜兵衞)
Date:
c. 1828
Format:
(H x W)
Ôban nishiki-e
37.0 x 26.1 cm
Impression:
Excellent
Condition:
Excellent color, very good condition (unbacked; small black pigment smudge near palanquin; faint crease below palanquin)
Price (USD/¥):
SOLD

Inquiry: TOK02 

Comments:
Background

Onoe Tamizô II (1799-1886; 尾上多見蔵) studied with three formidable actors — Segawa Senjo (1751-1810), Nakamura Utaemon III (1778-1838), and Onoe Kikugorô III (1784-1849). He was the son of a theater hairdresser, and possibly illiterate. Even so, Tamizô was a popular actor who performed in both the large and middle theaters in Kamigata. He was skilled in a wide range of roles that he performed in a popular flamboyant style.

Provenance: Haber Collection; see Dean Schwaab, Osaka Prints, no. 111 for this same impression; superb color and a rare artist!