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 Ogiya Restaurant, 1852 - Bold kabuki portrait of Ichikawa Ebizo V as the Minamoto warrior Ogiya Kumagai in the play "Suma-no-muyako Genpei-tsutsuji." He grimaces as he looks over his shoulder, his lips turned down in a scowl and brows furrowed. He wears a beautiful black kimono with circular dragon motifs in a white grid, the flowers at the grid intersections delicately embossed. His wild hair is pulled back into a bushy topknot with wings at the side and flared sideburns, adding to his imposing appearance. The Hiroshige landscape above shows the Ogiya Restaurant near the entrance of the Oji-Inari Shrine, with visitors climbing the steps to the garden courtyard at left and patrons visible inside the restaurant. A terrific design, beautifully detailed, with embossing in the white pattern on the kimono.
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 9 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Some holes, repaired. Some soiling. Please see photos for details.
If you are a new bidder, please read the Rules and Guidelines page before bidding.