Horizontal Oban Kabuki Prints by Toyokuni III - Handsome design from an untitled series of horizontal kabuki prints by Toyokuni III dating from 1847 - 1852. The horizontal oban format is an interesting departure from the more commonly seen vertical oban actor prints, allowing Toyokuni III to create detailed settings for the characters. These images provide a nice context for the interaction between the figures. Some prints feature deluxe publishing treatments such as burnishing or embossing. An interesting complement to Toyokuni III's more well-known vertical kabuki designs.
Special detail - From right, the actors are Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Komazawa Jirozaemon, Bando Shuka I as Akizuki's daughter Miyuki, and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Iwashiro Takita in "Eiri Haishi Asagao Monogatari" at the Ichimura Theater.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 9 3/4" x 14 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Stitching holes at side, a couple holes, repaired. Slight creasing. Please see photos for details.
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