Japanese Edo period woodblock print from a small series featuring bust portraits of actors portraying two opposite charactors in old and current plays set against calligraphy by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada) collaborating with Torii Kiyomitsu II (1788-1868) dated 1852. The lower right corner bears the signature cartouches of both artists, censor and date seals, and the seal of the publisher Joshuya Juzo. The paper measures 14 3/4"V x 9 7/8"H. Very good impression quality with lacquer highlights and wood grain evident. There is a narrow fade line around the print and some soiling in the bottom left corner and edges of the print. The print was backed with calligraphic Japanese mulberry paper and there are some bubbles in the mounting at the upper left.