Memorial prints (shini-e)

Part III

 

Kuniyoshi - (shini-e y), A memorial portrait of the actor Ichimura Takenoj˘ V, 1851, 014-0128

 

Actor: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V

Date: 1851

Publisher:

Kuniyoshi - (shini-e y), A memorial portrait of the actor Ichimura Takenoj˘ V, 1851, 5724-C007

 

Another state of the above print

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1851 shini-e of Ichimura Takenoj˘ V (left) and the c. 1845 print from which it was modified. The latter shows the actor as Seijűr˘ in the play O Natsu Seijur˘, from the series The Sixty-odd Provinces of Japan (Dai Nihon rokujűyoshű no uchi).á Both prints were published by Koga-ya Katsugor˘.á

A memorial portrait of the actor Ichimura Takenoj˘ V, 1851

 

Actor: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V

Date: 1851 (censors Mera and Watanabe with shita-uri seal)

Publisher: Hori Takichi of Ushima

Kuniyoshi - Memorial portrait of actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as Taira no Kiyomori, 1852

Actor: Nakamura Utaemon IV in the role of Taira no Kiyomori

Date: 1852

Publisher: No seal

 

NOTE: Two states of this unsigned masterpiece, which has traditionally been attributed to Kuniyoshi, in part because of extant preparatory drawings.

Memorial portrait of Osaka Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV, generally attributed to Kuniyoshi, 1852

 

Actor: Nakamura Utaemon IV

Date: 1852

Publisher: No seal

 

NOTE: This unsigned print is generally attributed to Kuniyoshi.

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Actor: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII

Date: 1854

Publisher: Ebi-iya Rinnosuke

 

NOTE: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII, the most popular kabuki actor of his time, committed seppuku as a result of a homosexual scandal.

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Actor: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII

Date: 1854

Publisher: Ebi-iya Rinnosuke (seal on other copies)

Kuniyoshi - (shini-e without text) Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII, 1854, 014-0260

 

Actor: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII

Date: 1854

Publisher: Ebi-iya Rinnosuke

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

Kuniyoshi - Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII depicted in Buddhist robes looking up at a pair of Butterflies in the smoke of a censer, 1854, pub

 

Actor: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII depicted in Buddhist robes looking up at a pair of butterflies in the smoke of a censer

Date: 1854

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

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This print shows the recently deceased Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII with actors of the past.

Actors: Sawamura Sojűr˘ V (1802-1853) as the priest Karukaya Doshin (かるかや道心), Onoe Kikugor˘ III (1784-1849) as 日蓮上人, Ichimura Uzaemon XII (1812-1851) as 道成寺所化立花坊, Matsumoto Koshir˘ VI (1811-1849) as こうやの所化金生坊, Iwai Hanshir˘ V (1776-1846) as せいげん尼, Nakamura Utaemon IV (1798-1852) as をん生坊, and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII (1823-1854) as Seigen (清玄)

Date: 1854

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

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This unsigned diptych shows a demon trying to carry off Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII while his female fans try to hold on to him.

Kuniyoshi - memorial porteait (shini-e) of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII, 1854, ˘ban triptych

Actor: Triptych memorial for Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII

Date: 1854

Publisher:

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The print on the left shows Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as Ishid˘ Unemenosuke in Higashiyama Sakura s˘shi (東山桜荘子) from the 8th month of 1851.á The print on the right is a shini-e from the same design with Kuniyoshiʼs signature, publisherʼs seal, and censorʼs seals removed.

Yoshiiku - Memorial portrait of Kuniyoshi, 1861, pub

 

Memorial print of Kuniyoshi by his student Yoshiĺiku

Date: 1861

Publisher: Hirooka-ya K˘suke

 

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Memorial portrait of Kuniyoshi by his student Utagawa Yoshitomi

Date: 1861

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

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