Japanese Edo period woodblock print by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada) depicting the actor Bando Mitsugoro III in the role of Kumagai Jiro Naozane. This image is Station 23 from the series "Actors at the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido" published by Tsujiokaya Bunsuke in 1852/3. Very nice impression quality with mica highlights. The black robe is overprinted with patterns using lacquer highlights. Signed "Toyokuni ga" (in a red cartouche with yellow snow). Measures 14"V x 9 1/2"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 printing ink stains at the lower left and mid-left edge of the paper. This series is described on page 173 of "Kunisada's World" by Sebastian Izzard, Japan Society, 1993.