Original woodblock print triptych - Utagawa school artist, possibly Kunisada (1786-65) - Kabuki actors playing 'neck tug of war' - "San shibai yakusha gei kurabe" 三芝居役者芸競 (A Contest of Skills of Actors from Three Theaters) - Japan - ca 1840-50s
This very rare triptych shows the several actors engaged in a game of "neck tug-of-war" with each other. Peculiar party game among patrons and courtesans in a brothel in Yoshiwara (entertainment district in Edo).
The paper is very delicate. Small losses to each section in bottom left corner. A little soiled, overall in a fair condition.
Each of the three sections measures 36 cm x 25 cm.
See Tokyo National Diet Library: https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/1302774/1
- Trittico originale con stampa xilografica
- Carta di gelso
- 1840-50 circa
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- Utagawa school artist, possibly Kunisada (1786-65)
- Titolo dell'opera
- Kabuki actors playing 'neck tug of war' - "San shibai yakusha gei kurabe" 三芝居役者芸競
- In discrete condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 36×0×25 cm