The Paulownia Crest: Bando Hikosaburo I as Mashiba Hisayoshi, 1862

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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The Paulownia Crest: Bando Hikosaburo I as Mashiba Hisayoshi, 1862 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Paulownia Crest: Bando Hikosaburo I as Mashiba Hisayoshi, 1862

Series; Popular Matches for Thirty-six Selected Flowers (Tosei mitate sanjuroku kasen)

Popular Matches for Thirty-six Selected Flowers - Handsome design from a late Toyokuni III series pairing kabuki actors with flowers. Each print features a half-length figure with a title cartouche that takes the form of a book surrounded by the selected flower. These attractive designs are nicely colored and detailed, with soft shading in the backgrounds. A rarely seen series, also translated as "Modern Comparison of the Thirty-six Poets."

The Paulownia Crest: Bando Hikosaburo I as Mashiba Hisayoshi, 1862 - Interesting kabuki portrait of Bando Hikosaburo I as Mashiba Hisayoshi, who is making a pilgrimage. He wears a white pilgrim's vest over his blue kimono, a string of votive plaques around his neck. He looks up suspiciously out of the corners of his eyes, frowning angrily, Nicely detailed with delicate cloth embossing on the white vest.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 3/8" x 9 3/8"

Condition - Nice detail. A few small repairs and creases.

The Paulownia Crest: Bando Hikosaburo I as Mashiba Hisayoshi, 1862 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
The Paulownia Crest: Bando Hikosaburo I as Mashiba Hisayoshi, 1862 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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