Kunisada - Kabuki actor and dragon
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)
A Kabuki actor, splendidly dressed and wearing a perfect Kumadori make-up, is standing with a bamboo cane on the shore. From the rough sea emerges a dragon with the terrifying face of a demon.
Signature: Ôju Toyokuni ga
Publisher: Mori-ya Jihei (Kinshindô)
Censor’s seal: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
Size: Ôban, 25 x 36 cm
Very good impression and colours. Somewhat trimmed, lower left corner a little bit soiled, otherwise very good condition.