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Colour woodblock print with powdered mica ground. Actor Osagawa Tsuneo II as Sakuragi in play 'The Loved Wife's Parti-Coloured Reins'; holding one of her sleeves. Signed, sealed and marked.
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Height: 36 centimetres
Width: 23.50 centimetres
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The identification is tentative, and another suggestion is Shizuka, mistress of Yoshitsune in the famous play "Yoshitsune sembon-zakura," which also formed part of the programme on this occasion. (Label copy, TTC 1995)
Tsuneyo appeared in May 1794 at the Kawarasaki-za theatre, Edo (Tokyo) in the play 'The Loved Wife's Parti-Coloured Reins' (see nos 137-8,144). Sharaku's 'early' prints, done in the first few months of his shorter than one-year career, make striking use of dark mica backgrounds to bring all the viewer's attention on to the facial expression. The signature is 'Painted by Toshusai Sharaku'.
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- Associated Event: Koinyobo somewake tazuna 恋女房染分手綱 (The Loved Wife's Parti-Coloured Reins) (performed at Kawarasaki-za theatre in May 1794)
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Associated Title: Koinyobo somewake tazuna 恋女房染分手綱 (The Loved Wife's Parti-Coloured Reins) (play)
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