Servant and Bound Captive

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Servant and Bound Captive by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Servant and Bound Captive

From an untitled series of horizontal oban kabuki prints
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Servant and Bound Captive - Horizontal Oban Kabuki Prints by Toyokuni II - Handsome design from an untitled series of horizontal kabuki prints by Toyokuni III dating from 1847 - 1852. The horizontal oban format is an interesting departure from the more commonly seen vertical oban actor prints, allowing Toyokuni III to create detailed settings for the characters. These images provide a nice context for the interaction between the figures. Some prints feature deluxe publishing treatments such as burnishing or embossing. An interesting complement to Toyokuni III's more well-known vertical kabuki designs.

Servant and Bound Captive - The roles are Chunagon Yukihira, Matsukaze from Suma, Yomosaku, the yakko or footman Ranpei, and his only child, Shigezo.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 9 1/8" x 13 1/4"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Small thinning spot at edge, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, slight creasing at edge. Please see photos for details.

Servant and Bound Captive by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Servant and Bound Captive by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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