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TOSHUSAI SHARAKU: oban tate-e (37.2 x 24.6 cm.); an okubi-e portrait of the actor Osagawa Tsuneyo II as the wet nurse Shizuka (?), from the play Koinyobo somewaka tazuna, performed at the Kawarazaki theatre in 5/1794, signed Toshusai Sharaku ga and published by Tsutaya Juzaburo--very good impression, faded, worming restored, mica worn and cracked, especially near the edges, top edge and top left corner torn and damaged

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TOSHUSAI SHARAKU: oban tate-e (37.2 x 24.6 cm.); an okubi-e portrait of the actor Osagawa Tsuneyo II as the wet nurse Shizuka (?), from the play Koinyobo somewaka tazuna, performed at the Kawarazaki theatre in 5/1794, signed Toshusai Sharaku ga and published by Tsutaya Juzaburo--very good impression, faded, worming restored, mica worn and cracked, especially near the edges, top edge and top left corner torn and damaged
Provenance
Isaac Dooman, sold Walpole Galleries, New York, February 11-12, 1924, lot 248

Literature
For similar impressions see Yamaguchi Keizaburo "Sharaku", Ukiyo-e Taikei, (Tokyo: Shueisha, 1973) vol. 7, pl. 26, p. 122; Keyes, Roger Sharaku, portraits d'acteurs 1794-1795 (Paris: Huguette Beres, 1980), no. 20; Yamaguchi Keizaburo Sharaku no zembo (Tokyo: Tokyo Shoseki, 1994), pl. 26, p. 40

Keyes lists thirty extant impressions of this design. Fourteen examples are held in the following museums and institutions: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (three impressions); Bibliotheque Royale Albert Ier, Brussels; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Mass.; Art Institute, Chicago; Art and Industry Museum, Copenhagen; British Museum, London; Institute of Arts, Minneapolis; Staatliches Museum fur Volkerkunde, Munich; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin; Guimet Museum, Paris; National Museum, Tokyo. [1]

The Theodor Scheiwe impression was sold in these Rooms October 16, 1989, lot 45. The Gilbert Fuller impression was sold at Christie's London, June 15, 1989, lot 566.
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