Memorial prints (shini-e)

Part III

 

Three states of a shini-e of Ichimura Takenoj˘ V

Date: 1851 (censors Hama and Magome)

Publisher:

Original print of Ichimura Takenoj˘ V with son, Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, as a kamuro on the left.á The middle and right prints are shini-e.    

Date: 1851 (censors Muramatsu and Fuku)

Publisher: Takada-ya Takez˘

 

NOTE: The text on the original print reads odori zukushi (collection of dances, 踊り尽くし).  I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for the images.

 

Actor: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V as the Buddhist monk Renseib˘ (連生坊)

Date: 1851

Publisher: No seal

The print on the left shows Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as priest Karukaya Doshin (かるかや道心) and Sawamura Genpei II as the child Ishid˘ Maru (石童丸) in Z˘ha Tsukushi no iezuto (増補筑紫礎) from the 7th month of 1848. The print on the right is an altered version of the same design used as a memorial print (shini-e) for Ichimura Takenoj˘ V.

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

Censorsĺ seals: Hama and Kinugasa

Two states of the 1851 shini-e of Ichimura Takenoj˘ V 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

Censor: Watanabe Sh˘emon

Publisher: 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

 

Title: Ken of the Three Buddhas (Sanbutsu ken, 三仏けん)

Actors: Onoe Matsunosuke (standing left), Ichimura Uzaemon XII (sitting) and Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VI (right)

Date: 10th month of 1851

Publisher: No seal

 

Title: Ken of the Three Buddhas (Sanbutsu ken, 三仏けん)

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Uraume no Kasuke (right), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Hachidaimenosuke (standing left), and Ichimura Takenoj˘ V as Uzumasa no Kippei (standing)

Date: 1849 (censors Hama and Magome)

Publisher: No seal

Text: 三仏けん, 裏梅の歌升, 八代目之助, うづまきの橘平, 裏梅の歌升[4]中村 歌右衛門 八代目之助[8]市川 団十郎 うづまきの橘平[5]市村 竹之丞

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this alternate state of the above print.

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.

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for these two shita-e (preparatory drawings).

Actor: Shini-e and preliminary drawing of Nakamura Utaemon IV

Date: 1852

Publisher: No seal

 

NOTE: This unsigned print can be firmly attributed to Kuniyoshi because of the preliminary sketch found in a book of Kuniyoshiĺs drawings.á I am grateful toá Robert Pryor for locating the sketch.

Actor: Two states of Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ V as Seigen

Date: 1853

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

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