Flowers of Edo Compared in Color Prints, 1847

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Flowers of Edo Compared in Color Prints, 1847 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Flowers of Edo Compared in Color Prints, 1847

Comments - Handsome woodblock from Toyokuni III's series "Flowers of Edo Compared in Color Prints," which features large-head actor portraits on each full-oban sized page. The faces are carefully drawn with animated expressions, each figure conveying a different emotion. Equal attention is paid to the costumes, which include fine detail and attractive color. The actors are Ichikawa Danjiro VIII as Ebizako no Ju (top right) and Bando Shuka I as Mikazuki Osen (top left), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Takenoshin (bottom right), and Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Benkei (bottom left) in Genke Hachidai Megumi no Tsuwamono at the Ichimura Theater. These lively illustrations wonderfully capture the spirit of the kabuki characters portrayed.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Remargined at bottom edge. Loss at edge, a few holes, repaired. A few creases at edges.

Flowers of Edo Compared in Color Prints, 1847 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Flowers of Edo Compared in Color Prints, 1847 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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