Original Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kamigata (Osaka) Actor Arashi Sangoro, Iwai Hanshiro, and Matsumoto Koshiro, 1814
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction
Early Edo Woodblocks - Handsome design from a group of early Edo era woodblocks by 18th and 19th century master artists such as Hokusai, Eizan, Eisen, Toyokuni I, and others. This terrific selection of illustrations includes beauties, kabuki portraits, and scenes from everyday life, depicting traditional tales and novels, as well as the new "floating world," in wonderful detail. This is a terrific offering of classic, early designs, and a wonderful opportunity to add a work by a renowned ukiyo-e artist to any collection.
Special detail - Notice the matchlock gun that the man at right is carrying, a wisp of smoke rising from the burning fuse.
Artist - Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)
Image Size - 14" x 28 7/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds at sides. A few holes, small losses at corners, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, creasing, and rubbing. Please see photos for details.