Famous Restaurants of the Eastern Capital - Handsome print from a collaborative series by Toyokuni III and Hiroshige, published between 1852 and 1853. Toyokuni III created the large actor portraits in the foreground, with Hiroshige designing the smaller landscape and still-life insets relating to the featured restaurant or its location. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has many of these images in its collection. These attractive designs are beautifully colored and detailed, making them a great choice for a collector interested in
The Nakakatsu Restaurant: Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Yoshitaka, 1852 - Terrific kabuki portrait of Ichikawa Danjuro VIII in the role of Yoshitaka from the play "Kagamitama Moto-no-nishikie." The young samurai raises his sword high above his head, a sorrowful expression on his face. The insets above show a basket of fish and two peasants leading horses laden with firewood. The restaurant corresponding to this image is Nakakatsu, located in Shinjuku. Detailed with a burnished geometric pattern on the samurai's black robe, and embossing on the white kimono trim and blue collar. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this image in its collection.
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 9 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Some stitching holes, repaired. Some soiling. Please see photos for details.
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