||Kunisada (Toyokuni III)|
||(Onoe Kikugoro III) as Yugao|
||Edo Murasaki Gojuyojo – 54 Chapters of Edo Purple|
||Oban (9 7/8" X 14 1/4")|
||Embossing, silver rain|
This series features actor portraits by Toyokuni III and backgrounds by his students. This design is signed Hirosada, student of Kunimasu. The two Osaka artists visited Edo in 1852 and designed prints with Toyokuni III, Kunimasu's teacher. A very rare example of Hirosada's work, illustrated in Hirosada Osaka Printmaker, p.23.