Akasaka: Manzai Dancers by Hanabusa Itcho, 1855

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Akasaka: Manzai Dancers by Hanabusa Itcho, 1855  by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Akasaka: Manzai Dancers by Hanabusa Itcho, 1855

Series; The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido by Two Brushes

Akasaka: Manzai Dancers by Hanabusa Itcho, 1855 - Charming image from a Hiroshige and Toyokuni III collaborative series known as "The Tokaido by Two Brushes." In the foreground, Toyokuni III depicts two manzai dancers, based on an earlier design by Hanabusa Itcho. The fellow at right hops about on one leg, grinning happily and waving a folding fan. His companion crouches behind him, holding a small hand drum on his shoulder. The landscape of Akasaka by Hiroshige shows a few travelers walking along a lonely road through the fields beneath a full moon. A few pine trees line the route, and a flock of geese can be seen in silhouette against the sky. A beautiful moonlit view, and a handsome print.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at top corners from previous mounting. A few small wormholes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases and small marks. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Akasaka: Manzai Dancers by Hanabusa Itcho, 1855  by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Akasaka: Manzai Dancers by Hanabusa Itcho, 1855  by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)