Ichikawa Danjuro VII as Sakata Kintoki, 1818

by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)

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Ichikawa Danjuro VII as Sakata Kintoki, 1818 by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)

Original Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ichikawa Danjuro VII as Sakata Kintoki, 1818

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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.

Toyokuni I's Kabuki Portraits - The great ukiyo-e master Toyokuni I is best known for his expressive kabuki designs. His portraits were part of a new trend in creating actor images that more closely resembled the real actor as seen on stage, rather than the idealized portraits that predominated the genre earlier. Toyokuni I dominated the field of actor portraits for nearly three decades, creating bold, dynamic images in his own recognizable style.

Special detail - A scene from the play "Yama Mata Yama Oyotsume-banashi" at the Tamagawa Theater in Edo.

Artist - Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)

Image Size - 15" x 10 1/2"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Small loss, a few wormholes, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling, slight rubbing at edges, stains. Please see photos for details.

Ichikawa Danjuro VII as Sakata Kintoki, 1818 by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)
Ichikawa Danjuro VII as Sakata Kintoki, 1818 by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)

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