102  - Japanse kunst, Japanse prent, Japanse prenten

102

Subject: Jitsukawa Enzaburō I als Kanemari Daisuke.

Signature: Kunimasu

Date: late 1848-1849.1

Format: chūban

Collection: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.


Note
1. Kanemari Daisuke is one of the characters appearing in the plays Satomi hakkenden and Hana no ani tsubomi no yatsufusa, but the kabuki annals do not mention a performance related to the print in question. In spite of the use of a rectangular cartouche for the signature, and the absence of both the title cartouche and the bat-shaped cartouche for the role, the print is sometimes found in an album together with the two Hakkenden prints that are published c. 6/1848. Further, impressions with the printer’s seal Kyō Isa are known, the seal that is also present on the two Hakkenden prints from 1848 (see e.g. Matsudaira, S., Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei, vol. 3, pl. 143). Considering this, the print might belong to the set Chūjū hakkenden, but more likely it was published on a somewhat later date.