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Japanese Edo Woodblock Print Kunisada Tokaido Actor

Japanese Edo Woodblock Print Kunisada Tokaido Actor


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1900: Item # 1279003
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Japanese Edo period woodblock print by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada) depicting the actor Onoe Kikugoro III as Mashiba Hisayoshi. This image is Station 55: "Kyoto" from the series "Actors at the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido" published by Tsujiokaya Bunsuke in 1852/3. Very nice impression quality and color. The date and censor's seals, carver's seal, and signature of "Toyokuni ga" (in a red cartouche with yellow snow) are at the left. Measures 14 5/8"V x 10"H. Very good overall condition. The print is not backed and the baren marks and image are clearly visible on the back. No tape or tape stains. The paper is slightly wrinkled and there are a few tiny holes in the paper. There is a small, well executed patch on a worm hole in the title cartouche. There are a few small printing ink stains at the top. This series is described on page 173 of "Kunisada's World" by Sebastian Izzard, Japan Society, 1993.