Comparisons of the Five Elements - Toyokuni III's rarely seen 1852 series "Comparisons of the Five Elements" pairs kabuki portraits with the five elements from Chinese philosophy: metal, wood, water, fire, and earth. There are two prints for each of the elements, one male and one a female character. These terrific designs feature large expressive figures in the foreground with a landscape background set against the evening sky. Wonderfully detailed, these bold images are a great choice for a collector interested in kabuki prints.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9 1/2"
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Stitching holes at side, a couple small holes, repaired. Wrinkling. Please see photos for details.
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