The Seven Variations of the Iroha - Handsome design from Toyokuni III 1856 series pairing kabuki scenes with the kana syllabary in iroha order. These lively images feature expressive figures in handsomely detailed settings. Attractively colored, many include deluxe printing techniques such as bokashi shading or embossing. The red title cartouche at upper right appears to emerge from a demon's mouth, with a text panel next to it in the form of a folding screen. Toyokuni III completed another series with a very similar format and name the same year as this one. A great example of Toyokuni III's fine kabuki prints.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 8 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight soiling, a couple small spots. Please see photos for details.