Yoshiharu - Portrait of an actor
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Utagawa Yoshiharu (1828-1888)
Portrait of the actor Jitsukawa Ensaburô in an unknown role.
Series: Chûkô Bûyuden (Stories of Courage, Loyalty and Filial Piety)
Date: Osaka, ca. 1850
Size: Chûban, 24 x 16 cm
Very nice impression and colours, printed with some metal pigments and with relief printing. Full margins and not mounted (unusual for Osaka woodblock prints). Somewhat creased, fold at upper right corner. Verso at lower right red oval Japanese (collector's) stamp.
Yoshiharu worked in Kamigata for a few years only, therefore protraits of actors made by him are rare.