mg0299-Kunisada - Ni Brigade, First Group, Yanagibashi-japanese-woodblock-print

Kunisada - Ni Brigade, First Group, Yanagibashi

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Actor Onoe Baikô IV as Yokogushi no Otomi, from the series Flowers of Edo and Views of Famous Places (Edo no hana meishô-e)「江戸廼花名勝会 に 一番組」 「柳ばし」 「横ぐしのお富 尾上梅幸」

From a series by Kunisada pairing kabuki actors with famous areas of Edo and firemen's standards, done in collaboration with several different artists. Toyokuni III created the large actor portraits, while other artists such as Hiroshige II, Sadahide, Kunihisa II, Yoshitora, Kunisada II, Yoshitoshi, and Kyosai contributed the landscape designs and other scenes across the top. Each cartouche features the standard and lantern of a different fire brigade. 

Publisher: Katôya Iwazô (Seibei) 

Date: 1863 

Size: oban

Condition: Very good impression and color, not backed.

Signed: Ôju Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (bottom left); Chingetsu (top); Chikudô ga (top); Shôsai ga (bottom right)