Kunisada - Kabuki actor and dragonKunisada - Kabuki actor and dragon
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

A Kabuki actor, splendidly dressed and wearing a perfect Kumadori make-up, is standing with a bamboo cane on the shore. From the rough sea emerges a dragon with the terrifying face of a demon.

Signature: Ôju Toyokuni ga

Seal: Toshidama

Publisher: Mori-ya Jihei (Kinshindô)

Censor’s seal: Muramatsu, Yoshimura

Date: 1847-48

Size: Ôban, 25 x 36 cm

Very good impression and colours. Somewhat trimmed, lower left corner a little bit soiled, otherwise very good condition.