Otani Tomoemon IV as Motoemon and Bando Hikosaburo IV as Hayashi Iori, 1847 - 1852

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Otani Tomoemon IV as Motoemon and Bando Hikosaburo IV as Hayashi Iori, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Otani Tomoemon IV as Motoemon and Bando Hikosaburo IV as Hayashi Iori, 1847 - 1852

Comments - Handsome design from an untitled series of kabuki double portraits by Toyokuni III. Each image depicts the actors on vertical panels with strong wood grain, set against solid-color backgrounds in tones of blue, gray, or tan. The expressive figures are beautifully detailed with fine line work in the hair. Some feature deluxe printing treatments such as embossing or burnishing. An interesting and unusual format from a rarely seen series.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/4"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. A few creases. Please see photos for details.

Otani Tomoemon IV as Motoemon and Bando Hikosaburo IV as Hayashi Iori, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Otani Tomoemon IV as Motoemon and Bando Hikosaburo IV as Hayashi Iori, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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