The Paulownia Crest: Bando Hikosaburo I as Mashiba Hisayoshi, 1862

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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The Paulownia Crest: Bando Hikosaburo I as Mashiba Hisayoshi, 1862 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Paulownia Crest: Bando Hikosaburo I as Mashiba Hisayoshi, 1862

Series; Popular Matches for Thirty-six Selected Flowers

Popular Matches for Thirty-six Selected Flowers - Handsome design from a late Toyokuni III series pairing kabuki actors with flowers. Each print features a half-length figure with a title cartouche that takes the form of a book surrounded by the selected flower. These attractive designs are nicely colored and detailed, with soft shading in the backgrounds. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has this series in its collection. A rarely seen series, also translated as "Modern Comparison of the Thirty-six Poets."

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9 1/2"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with somewhat stiff paper. Slight soiling. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

The Paulownia Crest: Bando Hikosaburo I as Mashiba Hisayoshi, 1862 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
The Paulownia Crest: Bando Hikosaburo I as Mashiba Hisayoshi, 1862 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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