Early Japanese woodblock print by Kunisada, later known as Toyokuni III, depicting the actor Bando Mitsugoro portraying a beauty under blossoming trees by the river’s edge in a scene from kabuki theater. The lower left corner of the print holds the signature of the artist “Gototei Kunisada ga,” the Daikokuya publisher’s seal (active circa 1820-1837) and the kiwame seal (used prior to 1842). Standard vertical oban size measuring 14 7/8"V x 10 1/8"H. Nice impression quality in very good overall condition. The print is not backed and the baren marks are clearly visible on the reverse. There is some minor thinning of the paper evident and there is an invisible repair to a cut in the paper (see enlargement 7). Probably a panel from a triptych. A collector's seal is on the back (see enlargement 6).