Early Edo Woodblocks - Handsome design from a group of early Edo era woodblocks by 18th and 19th century master artists such as Hokusai, Eizan, Eisen, Toyokuni I, and others. This terrific selection of illustrations includes beauties, kabuki portraits, and scenes from everyday life, depicting traditional tales and novels, as well as the new "floating world," in wonderful detail. This is a terrific offering of classic, early designs, and a wonderful opportunity to add a work by a renowned ukiyo-e artist to any collection.
Special detail - The actor in the left panel is Ichikawa Danjuro VII as Hanaregoma Chokichi and the actor in the right panel is Bando Mitsugoro III as Nuregami Chogoro in "Futatsu Chocho Kuruwa Nikki" (A Diary of Two Butterflies in the Pleasure Quarters) at the Ichimura Theater in Edo, a drama about two rival sumo wrestlers. Chokichi becomes enraged after learning that the older, more experienced sumo wrestler Nuregami Chogoro purposely lost a match to him in hopes of earning a favor from his patron.
Artist - Kuniyasu (1794 - 1832)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 29 3/8"
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few wormholes, repaired. Slight rubbing and creasing, writing in bottom corners. Please see photos for details.
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