Comparisons of the Five Elements - Toyokuni III's rarely seen 1852 series "Comparisons of the Five Elements" pairs kabuki portraits with the five elements from Chinese philosophy: metal, wood, water, fire, and earth. There are two prints for each of the elements, one male and one a female character. These terrific designs feature large expressive figures in the foreground with a landscape background set against the evening sky. Wonderfully detailed, these bold images are a great choice for a collector interested in kabuki prints
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight thinning at edge, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing, a couple spots. Please see photos for details.
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