Asao Yoroku II as Shimakawa Tahei, 1860

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Asao Yoroku II as Shimakawa Tahei, 1860 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Asao Yoroku II as Shimakawa Tahei, 1860

Series; The Mirror of Today's Pictures

Mirror of Today's Pictures - Handsome design from Tokyokuni III's series "Mirror of Today's Pictures," which features portraits of kabuki actors as reflected in oval mirrors with elegant black lacquer frames. Pieces of tie-dyed and print fabrics are tucked around the edges of each frame, with confetti-like dots scattered across the background and a verse above. These expressive figures are beautifully detailed, with fine line work in the hair. A seldom-seen kabuki series in an interesting format.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 9 1/2"

Condition - This print with excellent detail and nice color as shown. Backed with paper. Wormhole and small hole, repaired. Please see photos for details.

Asao Yoroku II as Shimakawa Tahei, 1860 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Asao Yoroku II as Shimakawa Tahei, 1860 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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