Iwai Kumesaburo III as Sakurahime, 1855

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Iwai Kumesaburo III as Sakurahime, 1855 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Iwai Kumesaburo III as Sakurahime, 1855

Comments - Dramatic portrait of Iwai Kumesaburo III from one of the many kabuki plays about the priest Seigen, whose desire for Princess Sakura leads to tragedy. Here, Sakurahime has tumbled to the ground, falling backwards as she grips her umbrella with one hand. She wears a beautiful kimono patterned with large chrysanthemum blossoms, her sleeves fluttering out around her. Behind her, a grassy slope leads up to a temple verandah, framed by blossoming cherry trees. An attractive spring setting, nicely detailed with embossing on the white kimono collar and trim.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 9 3/8"

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

Iwai Kumesaburo III as Sakurahime, 1855 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Iwai Kumesaburo III as Sakurahime, 1855 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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