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KUNICHIKA, Toyohara The Popularity of the Upstairs Dressing Room ('Gakuya no nikai kage no hyoban')
- The actor Nakamura Shikan IV -

Signed:                Toyohara Kunichika hitsu
Seal:                     toshidama
Publisher:            Takazawa Fusajiro
Date:                    1883
Size:                      oban tate-e (c. 37.5 x 25 cms / 14 3/4" x 9 7/8")

Fine impression, color and condition.
- Full paper size with margins -

ref. no.:  # 682330-4
- on hold -
The actor Nakamura Shikan IV from a fine set of prints showing actors glimpsed through their dressing room sliding doors, prior to going on stage. Their figures partly silhouetted as are their assistants, here adjusting the actor's hairpiece.

- Amy Reigle Newland, "Time present and time past - Images of a forgotten master, Toyohara Kunichika"; Leiden, 1999; ill. pp. 114, no. 89.
- Volker M. Schmidt, "Cast shadows", in Andon no. 95, pp. 62-66.

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