Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Bando Takesaburo I as Hayase Genjiro, 1854
Comments - Interesting portrait of Bando Takesaburo I as Hayase Genjiro in the kabuki play "Kaikei Dengajaya-mura." In the drama, Genjiro and his brother must find a missing painting that was entrusted to them and also avenge the murder of their father. Here, Genjiro tilts his head as he eavesdrops on a conversation in the next room, frowning as he tucks his hands up into his sleeve. He sits atop a bed, wearing a striped kimono over a red under robe, a black sash tied around his head. An expressive figure with a nicely detailed setting.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing, a few small spots. Please see photos for details.