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 III's Horizontal Oban Kabuki Prints - Between 1847 and 1852, Toyokuni III created a number of single kabuki prints in the horizonal oban size, an unusual format to find for kabuki subjects. These handsome woodblocks feature multiple figures set into nicely detailed surroundings, both interior and exterior. The actors are expressive, and fine attention is paid to clothing and furnishings. Some prints feature deluxe publishing treatments such as burnishing or embossing. These interesting subjects are seldom seen and are not well documented. A nice complement to Toyokuni III's more well-known vertical format designs.
Artist - Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)
Image Size - 9 1/4" x 6 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal and vertical folds. Wormholes, repaired. Creasing and wrinkling, slight soiling, stains. Please see photos for details.
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