Series: Meigi Sanju Rokkasen (Thirty-Six Famous and Fine Courtesans)
Print: Courtesan Segawa. Segawa is indoors, reading a Buddhist sutra.
Date: circa 1860
Signed Toyokuni Ga (probably preceded by his age, unread) in red cartouche lower L; kiwame censorship and date seals lower R margin.
Full size with good margins. Vertical Oban, 9 7/8" by 14".
Very good to fine impression, color and condition. Beautiflully printed with gauffrage on courtesans' collars, fabric-impressed gauffrage in cartouche upper R. Good woodgrain in kimonos of courtesans and child; nice thick-pigment texture with brush marks in green background, light baren marks in grey wall.
Japanese album backing.
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Series: 53 Stations of the Tokaido (with actors, forming diptychs)
Print: Station 40, Chiryu. Actor Bando Takesaburo in the role of Ariwara no Narihira, from a play of Ise Monogatari.
Publisher: Iseya Kanichi
Date: Rat 3 (1852)
Good impression, color somewhat faded (especially red, yellow).
Full-size oban, generally good condition, though with some wrinkling and light creases, small amounts of light soiling lower L. Small bit of binding strip verso.
Light Japanese album backing
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Series: 53 Stations of the Tokaido (with actors)
Station: Fujikawa, Actor Bando Hikosaburo IV in the role of Oguri Hangan
Carver: Horitake and another
Vertical oban (trimmed)
Slightly faded, very good impression, substantial trimming at L (includes signature cartouche Toyokuni Ga).
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Actor with tobacco pouch
Good impression, good condition with some soiling and rubbing, backed.
Signed Toyokuni ga in red cartouche.
Carver: Horitake (yellow rectangular cartouche)
Round kiwame censor's seal
Publisher: Daikoku-ya Heikichi (Shoojudoo)