Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title Shinsui (Bando Hikosaburo V) as Komatsuya Soshichi
Series Tosei Jihitsu Kagami
Contemporary Portraits of Actors with Their Own Handwriting
Play Hakata Kojoro Nami Makura – The Pirate Kezori and the Girl from Hakata
Date 10/1861
Publisher Uoei
Format Oban (9 1/2" X 14 1/2")
Comment This series of actor portraits shows the actor's calligraphy in a tanzaku strip and has an illustration by Gengyo at the top.
Illustrated in Heroes of the Kabuki Stage, p.117
Price $200.
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