Kawarazaki Gonjuro I in Three Roles, 1859

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Kawarazaki Gonjuro I in Three Roles, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kawarazaki Gonjuro I in Three Roles, 1859

Comments - Great kabuki print depicting Kawarazaki Gonjuro I in three roles from the play "Kanadehon Chushingura." From the top down, the roles are Lord Momoi Wakasanosuke, the villain Ono Sadakuro, and Hayano Kampei, a retainer of Lord Hangan. The portraits are presented in three shaped insets, the bottom one in the form of the Toshidama seal of the Utagawa School of artists, to which Toyokuni III belonged. The background features a bold rectangular pattern, divided diagonally with red above and dark blue blue-gray below. A terrific design in an unusual and interesting format.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 9 3/4" + margin as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Vertical fold near side, a few creases

Kawarazaki Gonjuro I in Three Roles, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Kawarazaki Gonjuro I in Three Roles, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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