Ishibe - Twin Brushes

Kunisada and Hiroshige


No. 52. Ishibe. Upper inset by Hiroshige: "Megawa no sato" (Village of Megawa). Lower inset by Kunisada: "Ohan, Cho". Kabuki actors Bando Mitsugoro III is in the role of Choemon (right) and an unidentified actor as Ohan.


From the series "Sohitsu Goju-san Tsugi" (Twin Brushes Fifty-three Stations). A collaboration work by the two masters, Kunisada and Hiroshige. The landscapes of Tokaido in the upper inset by Hiroshige. The lower part of the print features large figures associated with each station by Kunisada I (Toyokuni III). They often represent a legend, kabuki scene, famous shops, temples, etc.


Condition: Margins as shown, good condition, not backed.

Date: 1854