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
Hashiwaya Restaurant, 1852 - Bold portrait of a samurai wearing a red-orange kimono patterned with Buddhist prayer wheels over his elegant suit of armor, his sleeves tied back with heavy black and white cord. The warrior glares as he looks to the side, his flared wig and red stage makeup giving him a fearsome appearance. The circular insets by Hiroshige above show a restaurant overlooking the street at left, with a view of a river winding through a deep valley at right. A handsome design with fine line work in the hair and soft shading in the landscape.
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.
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