Trying to Prevent a Suicide, 1849

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Trying to Prevent a Suicide, 1849 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Trying to Prevent a Suicide, 1849

From an untitled series of horizontal oban kabuki prints

Horizontal Oban Kabuki Prints by Toyokuni III - Handsome design from an untitled series of horizontal kabuki prints by Toyokuni III dating from 1847 - 1852. The horizontal oban format is an interesting departure from the more commonly seen vertical oban actor prints, allowing Toyokuni III to create detailed settings for the characters. These images provide a nice context for the interaction between the figures. Some prints feature deluxe publishing treatments such as burnishing or embossing. An interesting complement to Toyokuni III's more well-known vertical kabuki designs.

Special detail - From right, the actors are Iwai Kumesaburo III as Genpachi's daughter Oteru, Sawamura Chojuro V as Moriguchi Kamejiro, and Onoe Baiko IV as Genpachi's wife Sonoasa.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 9 3/8" x 13 7/8"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Faint vertical centerfold. Some prints have a few wormholes, repaired. Slight toning, slight soiling at edges. Please see photos for details.

Trying to Prevent a Suicide, 1849 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Trying to Prevent a Suicide, 1849 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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