Nakamura Shikan IV as Inada Kozo Disguised as Yamagata Gyobunosuke, 1861

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Nakamura Shikan IV as Inada Kozo Disguised as Yamagata Gyobunosuke, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Nakamura Shikan IV as Inada Kozo Disguised as Yamagata Gyobunosuke, 1861

From an untitled series of actors with poems
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Actors with Poems - Terrific kabuki print from an untitled series by Toyokuni III dating from 1861 to 1864. Each print features a half-length portrait of a popular actor in an imagined role, accompanied by a poem in a wood grain cartouche. Gengyo Miyagi designed most of the attractive landscape backgrounds. Dating from the last years of his life, these images demonstrate Toyokuni III's skill in creating expressive and finely nuanced portraits. Many feature deluxe printing techniques, such as burnishing or embossing, including delicate allover cloth embossing on the backgrounds. A fine actor series by the artist, and a wonderful choice for the kabuki enthusiast.

Special detail - Burnished floral pattern on the violet vest and maroon kimono.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9 1/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. A few creases, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.

Nakamura Shikan IV as Inada Kozo Disguised as Yamagata Gyobunosuke, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Nakamura Shikan IV as Inada Kozo Disguised as Yamagata Gyobunosuke, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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