Mukojima Brigade, Extra, Ushi no Gozen Shrine at Ushijima: Arashi Kichisaburo III as Kume no Heinaizaemon, 1863

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Mukojima Brigade, Extra, Ushi no Gozen Shrine at Ushijima: Arashi Kichisaburo III as Kume no Heinaizaemon, 1863 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Mukojima Brigade, Extra, Ushi no Gozen Shrine at Ushijima: Arashi Kichisaburo III as Kume no Heinaizaemon, 1863

Series; Flowers of Edo and Views of Famous Places

Flowers of Edo and Views of Famous Places - Terrific design from an 1862 - 1865 series by Toyokuni III pairing kabuki actors with famous areas of Edo, done in collaboration with several different artists. Toyokuni III created the large actor portraits, while other artists such as Hiroshige II, Sadahide, Kunihisa, and Kyosai contributed the landscape designs and other scenes across the top. The term "Flowers of Edo" in the title here refers to fires, and each title cartouche features the standard or matoi and lantern of a different Edo fire brigade. The expressive portraits are beautifully detailed with fine line work and an intricate wood grain background. A beautifully printed series, with many images featuring fine shading, embossing, or touches of burnishing. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has many prints from this series in its collection. A great choice for a kabuki enthusiast.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice detail. A couple creases at edges and small repairs.

Mukojima Brigade, Extra, Ushi no Gozen Shrine at Ushijima: Arashi Kichisaburo III as Kume no Heinaizaemon, 1863 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Mukojima Brigade, Extra, Ushi no Gozen Shrine at Ushijima: Arashi Kichisaburo III as Kume no Heinaizaemon, 1863 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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