A group of six prints by Utagawa Kunisada I (1785-1865) each framed in a passepartout and including three prints with collaboration from other artists:
1 – A scene from the play ‘Kana dehon Chūshingura’, The Samurai Kakogawa Honzō enters the house, on the street his wife and daughter, in the distance the Fuji; Stamp: Aratame, 6th moth 1860.
2 – A scene from the play ‘Kana dehon Chūshingura’, the samurai trash a table, in the next room Oboshi Rikiya, who later kills him; Stamp: Aratame, 6th Month 1860; Publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi.
3 – A print from the series ‘The 36 outstanding Poems’, the kabuki scene from Kunisada, above representation of Gengyo; Signature: Ichiyosai Toyokuni hitsu, Gengyo; Stamp: Aratame, 11th month 1856.
4 – A print by Kunisada and Hiroshige II from the series ‘The Flowers of Edo: A Collection of Famous Places’, here the actor Arashi Rikan or Arashi Hinasuke; Signature: Toyokuniga, Hiroshige hitsu; Stamp: Aratame, 1864, 2nd month.
5 - History of the prince Genji, from the series Murasaki Shikibu’s Genji Cards; Signature: Baichoro Kunisada; Publisher: Tsutaju; Stamp: Aramate, 1857, 11th month.
6 – By Kunisada and Hiroshige II (1826-1869) from the series ‘Miracles of Kannon’, here a scene of oracle by shrine maiden and music, the landscape above by Hiroshige, 1859.
DIMENSIONS approx. 25 x 36.5 cm
Condition: Very good condition; fresh colors and few stains. One with damaged borders and other with a restoration to the border.
Provenance: German Private collection. Five prints formerly sold in Van ham and Lempertz Auctions.