Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Oshu Adachigahara: Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Hachimataro Yoshiie, 1852
Comments - Handsome kabuki portrait of Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Hachimataro (Minamoto no) Yoshiie looking over his shoulder with a slight frown, his brows furrowed. He grips a naginata in one hand, dressed in a formal robe patterned with bird motifs, blossoms, and yellow vines, a yellow court cap tied under his chin with a tasseled cord. The red title cartouche at upper right is framed with paulownia, tiny gourds, and butterflies. A fine, expressive figure set against a softly shaded night sky.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Small repair, a few marks. Please see photos for details.