Toyokuni I: Bold Kabuki Design
Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni I
Title: Bold Kabuki Design
Date: ca. 1798
The two kabuki actors Ichikawa Komazô II and Bandô Hikosaburo III boldly project their characters in this strong design. The 1790s was considered the golden age of ukiyo-e. Provenance: Beres Collection.
Condition: Excellent impression and color, very good condition.
Publisher: Nishimura Yohashi
Literature: Ukiyo-e Shuka “The Art Institute of Chicago III”, nos. 185-189.
Seal: kiwame; Seal of Hayashi Tadamasa and Beres
Signature: Toyokuni ga