Kabuki Actors

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Kabuki Actors by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kabuki Actors

Series; Anthology of Actor Portraits Past and Present

Anthology of Actor Portraits Past and Present - Handsome print of actor portraits from a series done by Toyokuni III in 1862 - 1863. He grouped actors together by family or clan, designing single, diptych, and triptych images to accommodate the number of portraits needed for each grouping. The cheerful yellow background creates a nice contrast with the vibrant colors of the portraits, which are nicely drawn and beautifully printed. An interesting series that we don't often see.

Kabuki Actors - From top to bottom, the actors are Iwai Matsunosuke II as Nakai Omatsu, Yonejiro I Hanafusa Motome, and Shigematsu I.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/4"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Horizontal centerfold. Small thinning spot at edge, repaired. Slight soiling and creasing. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Kabuki Actors by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Kabuki Actors by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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