Series; Silhouettes of a Great Variety of Flowering Plants
Silhouettes of a Great Variety of Flowering Plants - Lovely design from an 1861 series featuring kabuki actors on the sides of paper lanterns. The colorful portraits are set against a background of autumn grasses and blossoms in soft gray silhouette. A poem slip hanging from the bottom of each lantern flutters in the breeze. Some designs feature deluxe printing techniques such as embossing or burnishing. A beautiful and rarely seen Toyokuni III series.
Special detail - Embossing on the pink kimono trim, burnishing on the black areas of the lantern.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 3/4" + left margin as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Stitching holes at side, repaired.
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