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Utagawa Yoshitora (worked about 1845-80)

Portrait (Okubi-e) of the actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV playing Takechi Mitsuhide in the drama „Ehon Taikoki“.

Signature: Yoshitora ga

Woodcutter: Kiyomizu Ryûsan

Publisher: Kinshôdô (Ebisuya Shôshichi)

Censor’s seal: Aratame

Date: 10/1862

Size: Ôban, 33,7 x 22,8 cm

Perfect impression and colours. Full margins. Paper somewhat brownish, some tiny spots at upper margin. Pale spot over the right eyebrow. At all very nice condition.

An impressive and rare woodblock print from the famous and splendid series with portraits of actors, made by Kunisada and Yoshitora. Lit.: Kunisada’s World, pp 182.