Bando Hikosaburo V as Shinsui, 1862

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Bando Hikosaburo V as Shinsui, 1862 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Bando Hikosaburo V as Shinsui, 1862

From an untitled series of actors with poems

Actors with Poems - Terrific kabuki print from an untitled series by Toyokuni III dating from 1861 to 1864. Each print features a half-length portrait of a popular actor in an imagined role, accompanied by a poem in a wood grain cartouche. Gengyo Miyagi designed most of the attractive landscape backgrounds. Dating from the last years of his life, these images demonstrate Toyokuni III's skill in creating expressive and finely nuanced portraits. Many feature luxurious printing touches, such as burnishing or embossing, including delicate allover cloth embossing in the backgrounds. A fine actor series by the artist, and a wonderful choice for the kabuki enthusiast.

Bando Hikosaburo V as Shinsui, 1862 - Terrific image of Bando Hikosaburo V as the young Shinsui, looking pensively over his shoulder, his chin tilted down. He wears a beautiful blue violet tie-dyed kimono patterned with ginkgo and maple leaves. He holds a woven hat in his hand, and an elaborate lantern hangs overhead. Fine cloth embossing on the background and embossing on the leaf pattern on the robe. A handsome, expressive figure.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 3/8" x 9" + margins as shown

Condition - Good detail. A few repairs.

Bando Hikosaburo V as Shinsui, 1862 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Bando Hikosaburo V as Shinsui, 1862 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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