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March 26, 2020 11:00 AM EDT Hudson - Warren St.


Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864): The Actor, Iwai Tojakuvi as Shirai Gonpachi, Kawasaki Station on the Tokaido Road in the Background

Woodcut in colors on wove paper, Signed 'Toyokuni ga' in toshidama cartouche with censor’s seals; published by Tsujiokaya Bunsuke, 1853. From the Fifty-Three Stations along the Tōkaidō with Visual Parodies of Actors.

13 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (sheet), 20 7/8 x 16 3/4 in. (frame).

Kunisada’s Tōkaidō (2013), #T63-45E, p. 159.
Kokubungaku kenkyū shiryōkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), p. 101, cat. No. 93.

Note: The print shows the famous actor Iwai Kumesaburo III as the deceitful priest Seigen.


Minor fading and wear to the sheet edge. Otherwise apparently in good condition. Not examined out of frame.

Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.


Estimate: $200 - $300
Property from a Distinguished Gentleman, New York City
Hammer Price


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