Memorial prints (shini-e)

Part III

 

 

Actor: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V

Date: 1851

Publisher:

 

Another state of the above print

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

 

Actor: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V

Date: 1851

Publisher: Hori Takichi of Ushima

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.

 

Actor: Nakamura Utaemon IV

Date: 1852

Publisher: No seal

 

NOTE: This unsigned print is generally attributed to Kuniyoshi.

 

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.

 

Actor: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII

Date: 1854

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

 

Actor: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII

Date: 1854

Publisher: Ebi-iya Rinnosuke

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

 

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

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˘

Actor: Triptych memorial for Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII

Date: 1854

Publisher:

Title: Eight Brides for the Only Son (Hitori musuko ni yome hachinin)

Actor: Diptych of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII and his fans, possibly a memorial print

Date: 1847-1854

Publisher: Enshű-ya Hikobei

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.

 

Memorial print of Kuniyoshi by his student Yoshiĺiku

Date: 1861

Publisher: Hirooka-ya K˘suke

 

 

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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