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UTAGAWA school
Five actors as samurai in a kabuki play

Preparatory brush drawing (shita-e), most likely for a pentaptych, in sumi
(black ink) with elements in red color,  and several pentimenti; on thin paper.

Date:                  second half of the 19th century
Size of sheet:     oban tate-e (33 x 70 cms / c. 13" x 27.5")

Condition:  Fine.
- As here, it was common practice for shita-e to be executed on
sheets made from smaller pieces of paper which were glued together. -

ref. no.: # 712791
- Sold -
The shita-e (preparatory drawing)
For a published pentaptych depicting five actors in a kabuki play, see  H E R E.

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