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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 # 1279006
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Japanese Edo period woodblock print by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada) depicting the actor Ichikawa Danjuro VIII in the role of Daiku Yoshiro. This image is Station 45: "Ishiyakuchi" from the series "Actors at the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido" published by Tsutaya Kichizo 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 blue snow) are at the right. The publisher's seal is at the left. Measures just over 14 1/2"V x 10"H with margins evident at the top and left side. 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. This series is described on page 173 of "Kunisada's World" by Sebastian Izzard, Japan Society, 1993.