Kunisada (Toyokuni III)-Actor
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)
The Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV playing the role of the famous Edô fish seller Isshin Tasuke. He is wearing a jacket with a pattern appearing like the rare, traditional Ainu decoration.
Series: Shin butai isami no yakuwari (Dashing roles in new plays)
Signature: Toyokuni ga
Woodcutter: Yokogawa Takejirô
Publisher: Kiya Sôjirô
Date: 10/ 1860
Size: Oban, 36, 7 x 25, 5 cm
Very good impression of the print with brilliant colors and relief printing. At the upper right a small imperfection in the paper and very tiny stains in the face, most likely conditioned during the printing process. Otherwise flawless condition. Rare series!
Cp.: MFA Boston, Bigelow Collection, Nr. 11.42854