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Japanese Edo Woodblock Print Kunisada Actors Portrait

Japanese Edo Woodblock Print Kunisada Actors Portrait


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1900: Item # 782074
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Edo Period Japanese woodblock print by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada) depicting actors portraying a beauty and samurai. This is one of a number of double half-length portraits of actors designed by Kunisada in 1852. Signed at the left "Toyokuni ga" (in a red cartouche with yellow snow). Excellent color and nice impression quality with fine delineation of the hair. The wood grain is plainly evident in the background. Measures 14 5/8"V x 10 1/8"H, including a small margin at the top and left. The print is not backed and there are no tape stains. There is a small water stain across the samurai's hand (see enlargement 5) and there is a slight amount of wrinkling of the paper which is more visible in the images than the actual print.