Comments - Handsome kabuki double portrait featuring Bando Shuka I as the beauty Gaku no Kosan, smiling happily as looks up at her companion, a roll of tissues caught between her teeth. Ichikawa Danjuro VIII appears as Omatsuri Kingoro, looking down with a worried frown as he holds a cup of sake in one hand and a metal hairpin in the other. He wears a geometric print kimono over a black undergarment, a dotted towel draped over her shoulder. Nice expressive figures set off by a deep blue background.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 9 1/8"
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight curling. Please see photos for details.