by Attributed to Hirosada (active circa 1847 - 1863)
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Osaka Prints - Produced in the Kansai region, including
Distinctly different artistic styles also emerged in Edo and
Much like the style of the prints, the demand for ukiyo-e in the cities of
Special detail - We've seen another version of this same print by Hirosada which features Nakamura Utaemon IV as Danshichi Kurobei, but that image has a tattoo on the arms and upper chest only, and has a single red cartouche to the right of the figure instead of the three cartouches on this print. The character in the red block at upper right means "benevolence," which is one of the Five Virtues of Confucius, suggesting that this print might be from a series of that subject.
Artist - Attributed to Hirosada (active circa 1847 - 1863)
Image Size - 9 1/2" x 6 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight separation along vertical centerfold, losses at corners, a few holes, repaired. Wrinkling and creasing, slight soiling, ink mark. Please see photos for details.
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