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(fl. 1850 - 1880)
Actor Portraits - Past and Present
The actor Bandô Mitsugorô V as Yushide

Signed:                        Yoshitora ga
Publisher:                    Kinshodô
Dated:                          1862
Size:                             c. 38 x 25 cms / c. 15" x 9 7/8" (overall paper size)

Fine impression, color and condition,
- except for a faint printer's flaw.

Ref. no.:  # 753132
Price:       € 1,200.00

An Okubi-e ('Large-head portrait print') of the actor Bandô Mitsugorô V (1811-1855), - an onnagata actor (actor impersonating female roles) of unusal beauty, who, - for most of his career, - was known as Bandô Shûka. He made an exceptionally popular team with Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII (1823-1854). He died rather young and received the name of Mitsugorô posthumously.
The actor is seen here in the role of Shindo Saemon's daughter, Yushide.

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