KUNICHIKA (1835-1900)

Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Uwanari
Signed: Kunichika hitsu
Series: 100 Roles of Danjuro IX
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajiro
1898 9th month

Very good impression and colors. Album backing. Deluxe printing with mica, metallic pigments and gaufrage effects.


Uwanari meaning both "second wife" and "jealousy" was a kabuki play of the Kabuki Juhachiban, and was first performed in 1699. It is no longer extant and the script is lost.  The revival beginning by Danjuro IX was based on Ukiyo-e prints.

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