Bando Hikosaburo I as Kato Saemon Shigeuji, 1861

by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Bando Hikosaburo I as Kato Saemon Shigeuji, 1861 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Bando Hikosaburo I as Kato Saemon Shigeuji, 1861

Series; Silhouettes of a Great Variety of Flowering Plants

Silhouettes of a Great Variety of Flowering Plants - Lovely design from an 1861 series featuring kabuki actors on the sides of paper lanterns. The colorful portraits are set against a background of autumn grasses and blossoms in soft gray silhouette. A poem slip hanging from the bottom of each lantern flutters in the breeze. Some designs feature deluxe printing techniques such as embossing or burnishing. A beautiful and rarely seen Toyokuni III series.

Special detail - Embossing on the pink kimono trim, burnishing on the black areas of the lantern.

Artist - Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 3/4" + left margin as shown

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Stitching holes at side, repaired.

Bando Hikosaburo I as Kato Saemon Shigeuji, 1861 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Bando Hikosaburo I as Kato Saemon Shigeuji, 1861 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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