Kunisada (1786 - 1865) Samurai Diptych. Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print. 76cm x 61cm
Utagawa Kunisada (1786 - 1865), who was also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III, was the most prolific designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan.His reputation exceeded that of his contemporaries - Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi.
Ukiyo-e - literally meaning “Pictures of the Floating World" - is style of Japanese woodblock print and painting from the Edo period to 19th century depicting famous theater actors, beautiful courtesans, city life, travel in romantic landscapes, and erotic scenes.
Samurai Diptyck illustrates Kabuki actors in 1850's:Ichikawa Danjuro VIII &himself - Kunisada ToyokuniWoodblockDimensions: 76cm x 61cm (30 inches x 24 inches)Dimensions of each sheet: 37cm x 26cmIn great condition