Japanese Osaka School Woodblock Diptych Print by Yoshitoyo 1850s.
Assembled size 13 3/4 x 9 3/4 ins. (34.8 x 24.8 cms) Uehara Yoshitoyo is one of the less encountered Osaka designers and according to Keyes (The Theatrical World of Osaka Prints) only worked in Osaka from 1854-1857 and died in 1866. Two Kabuki actors are shown, the one on the left is playing a dancing nun (!), the samurai on the right with the voluminous pantaloons is holding a farmer's bird scarer. As usual with Osaka prints the printing is of the highest quality with metallic pigment printing on the right hand figure.
The condition is very good. Each print has two neatly repaired minor worm tracks (see photos of reverse).
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ORIGINAL PRINTING NOT A FACSIMILE OR REPRINT
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