Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Suketakaya Takasuke III as Oboshi Yuranosuke and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Teraoka Heiemon
Series; Legends of the Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, Individually, 1855
Legends of the Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, Individually - Handsome kabuki series depicting major characters from the classic drama about the 47 ronin, "The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers" (Chushingura). Each design features two portraits from the same act, the large expressive figures nicely filling the page against a softly shaded night sky. Some prints include deluxe publishing techniques such as burnishing and embossing. The first time we've offered designs from this rarely seen 1855 Toyokuni III series.
Special detail - Subtle burnishing pattern on the outer robe of the character at upper left.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9 1/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two tiny holes, repaired. Slight wrinkling and soiling. Please see photos for details.