Utagawa Toyokuni III, "Tattooed Warriors of the Popular Suikoden"
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Deep, vivid colors were used to produce this woodblock print triptych showing kabuki actors posing as tattooed protagonists from the 108 heroes of the Suikoden. Based on one of China’s greatest classical novels written in the 14th century, the story centers on a group outlaws gathered within Liangshan Marsh whose heroic tales of bravery and service made them historic folk heroes in both China and Japan.
Title: Actors Compared to Heroes of Suikoden
Size: Oban Triptych (each sheet approx. 9” x 14”)
Publisher: Otaya Takichi
Condition: Light trimming, otherwise excellent color and condition
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). Please select option below.
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865) is one of Japan’s most prolific and well-known Japanese woodblock print artists to emerge during the peak of ukiyo-e period printmaking. As was common among Japanese artists at the time, his moniker evolved from his teacher and master, Toyokuni I (1769-1825), as his prominence grew.