Toyohara Kunichika, "Unity of Three Kinds of Happiness"
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In this vivid composition by Kunichika, three kabuki actors are shown set against the waterfall at Mount Omiya. Each actor is heavily tattooed and draped in beautiful geometrically patterned fabric. On the left, the actor Nakamura Shikan IV grasps a fan. In the center a tobacco pouch hangs from the neck of the actor Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, and on the right the actor Kawarazaki Gonjuro strikes a confident pose. A rare and marvelous triptych.
Format: Oban Triptych (each sheet approx. 9" x 14")
Publisher: Hayashiya Shogoro
Condition: Excellent color and condition
Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) was a prolific woodblock print artist whose works portraying kabuki plays and actors are noted for their use of rich, deep colors.
Custom matting available for triptych prints. Sizes will be determined for best presentation in consultation with customer - overall size range will be 20" - 22" (height) X 38" - 40" (width). Note that additional shipping charges apply (sorry, no international shipping available for matted triptychs).