Re Brigade, Ninth Group, Nezu: Kawarazaki Gonjuro I as Kawabata Denkichi, 1863

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Re Brigade, Ninth Group, Nezu: Kawarazaki Gonjuro I as Kawabata Denkichi, 1863 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Re Brigade, Ninth Group, Nezu: Kawarazaki Gonjuro I as Kawabata Denkichi, 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.

Special detail - Yoshitoshi designed the scene at lower left of firemen holding up a ladder while another fireman performs acrobatics atop it.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Good color and detail. A few small creases and repairs at edges.

Re Brigade, Ninth Group, Nezu: Kawarazaki Gonjuro I as Kawabata Denkichi, 1863 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Re Brigade, Ninth Group, Nezu: Kawarazaki Gonjuro I as Kawabata Denkichi, 1863 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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