Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Bando Shuka I and Arashi Yoshisaburo III as Musicians, 1851
Comments - Interesting kabuki double portrait of two musicians, dressed in matching attire. The beauty kneels next to a drum on a stand, her hands resting atop two drumsticks. She grins as she looks up at the man behind her, who stares over his shoulder with a stunned expression, a small hand drum under his arm. Cherry blossoms frame the sky overhead. The actors are Bando Shuka I and Arashi Yoshisaburo III. Nicely detailed.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14" x 9 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal centerfold. A few holes, binding holes at edge, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing. Please see photos for details.