Actors Offstage Painting and Writing Poems, 1852

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Actors Offstage Painting and Writing Poems, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Actors Offstage Painting and Writing Poems, 1852

Comments - Terrific image of actors offstage enjoying an afternoon of painting and writing poems. At bottom right, a man paints an image of a samurai beneath an umbrella, a child holding down the end of the paper. Behind him at right, another fellow stares down at a poem slip with a worried expression, his eyes wide. In the center a man paints on a folding fan. A red lacquer tray on the floor nearby holds a large bowl of sushi arranged atop leaves. At lower left, a beauty smiles as she looks up from her cup of sake. The room opens onto a garden with a pond and a narrow bridge. A fascinating scene with wonderful detail.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 29 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Loss at edge, slight separation at ends of vertical fold at side of each panels, a couple holes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases, slight rubbing at edge. Please see photos for details.

Actors Offstage Painting and Writing Poems, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Actors Offstage Painting and Writing Poems, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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