Titles of Dance Descriptions - Designed between 1856 and 1858, Toyokuni III's large series "Titles of Dance Descriptions" presents scenes from a variety of kabuki plays, including some from performances a few years prior to publication. Each includes expressive figures in nicely detailed settings, and some feature deluxe treatments such as burnishing or embossing. The title cartouche take the form of two overlapping books, with text featuring the name of the play, the date of the performance, and the roles. These handsome designs are seldom seen, and are a nice choice for a kabuki enthusiast or Toyokuni III collector.
Special detail - Burnishing on the black kimono. The actors are Bando Hikosaburo IV as Kanrei Hosokawa Katsumoto and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Matsugae Matonosuke.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Thinning at corners, a few wormholes, repaired. Creasing. Please see photos for details.
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