PAUL BINNIE 

 2011


NOVEMBER

                 
ďtani Oniji I (大谷鬼次) as Yakko Edohei (奴江戸兵衛)

Play: Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna (恋女房染分手綱)
Performance Place: Kawarazaki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 05/05/1794
Print Date: 11/2011
Print Title: [Sharaku's Caricatures]
Sharaku no Giga (写楽の戯画)
Series: [A Hundred Shades of Ink of Edo]
Edo Sumi Hyaku Shoku (江戸墨百色)
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#37/100)

Note:  The tattoo of ďtani Oniji is based on a 1794 print
by Sharaku.  The cartouche depicts Ichikawa Ebiz˘ I
(市川海老蔵) as Takemura Sadanoshin (竹村定之進)
in the same play, also after a 1794 print by Sharaku.