by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
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Early Edo Woodblocks - Handsome design from a group of early Edo era woodblocks by 18th and 19th century master artists such as Hokusai, Eizan, Eisen, Toyokuni I, and others. This terrific selection of illustrations includes beauties, kabuki portraits, and scenes from everyday life, depicting traditional tales and novels, as well as the new "floating world," in wonderful detail. This is a terrific offering of classic, early designs, and a wonderful opportunity to add a work by a renowned ukiyo-e artist to any collection.
Onoe Kikugoro as Omatsuri Sashichi and Iwai Kumesaburo as the Geisha Koito, 1829 - Many kabuki plays were based on the tragic love story of the fireman Sashichi and his lover, the geisha Koito, which ends with Sashichi killing the beauty when he mistakenly believes she has been unfaithful to him. Dramas about this subject are known as "koito-sashichimono."
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 15" x 20 1/4" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two separate panels. Horizontal centerfold. A few wormholes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases and marks, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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