Toyokuni I's Kabuki Portraits - The great ukiyo-e master Toyokuni I is best known for his expressive kabuki designs. His portraits were part of a new trend in creating actor images that more closely resembled the real actor as seen on stage, rather than the idealized portraits that predominated the genre earlier. Toyokuni I dominated the field of actor portraits for nearly three decades, creating bold, dynamic images in his own recognizable style.
Special detail - From left, the actors are Seki Sanjuro II and Onoe Kikugoro III in "Tsuizen Kasane Ogi" at the Nakamura Theater in Edo.
Artist - Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)
Image Size - 14 5/8" x 20"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Two attached panels, backed with paper. Vertical fold between panels. A few wormholes, including one on face, repaired. Slight rubbing. Please see photos for details.
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