Anthology of Actor Portraits Past and Present - Handsome print of actor portraits from a series done by Toyokuni III in 1862 - 1863. He grouped actors together by family or clan, designing single, diptych, and triptych images to accommodate the number of portraits needed for each grouping. The cheerful yellow background creates a nice contrast with the vibrant colors of the portraits, which are nicely drawn and beautifully printed. An interesting series that we don't often see.
Actors of the Sakata Line - From top to bottom, the actors are Sakata Hangoro I as Kyo no Jiro Suketoshi (?), Hangoro II as Oboshi Yuranosuke, and Sakata Sajuro I as Kakogawa Honzo.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 3/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight soiling, rippling, slight curling at edges. Please see photos for details.
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