Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title Actors of the Bando Family
Top to bottom: Bando Matataro as Rai Kuniyuki, Bando Muraemon as Shibukawa Toma, and Bando Sanya IV as Choji
Series Kokon Haiyu Nigao – Anthology of Actor Portraits Past and Present
Date 10/1863
Publisher Hirookaya Kosuke
Format Oban (9 1/4" X 14")
Comment This is from a series of 100 prints, portraits of approximately 300 actors, grouped by families. The portrait of each actor in one of his famous roles is accompanied by text describing his lineage.
Price $100.
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