by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
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.
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