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    Sale 2266

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 45

    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)

    Fuwa Banzaemon and Nagoya Sanza from the kabuki play Sayaate

    Price Realised  

    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)
    Fuwa Banzaemon and Nagoya Sanza from the kabuki play Sayaate
    Signed Gototei Kunisada ga and sealed
    Fan; ink, color, gold and gold leaf on paper
    7 1/8 x 19 7/8in. (18.2 x 51cm.)


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    Sayaate (Scabbard confrontation) is a dance in a drama written by Tsuruya Nanboku IV in 1823. Two warriors clash over a courtesan they both love.

    Provenance

    Motoyama Toyomi (Chikuso), Tokyo