Seki Sanjuro II as Kohayakawa Tatewaki at Nissaka, Station 26 from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido. Utagawa Kunisada (1786 – 1865). Published 1852 – Edo Period. Ink on Washi Paper. A portrait style Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock print by the most popular Ukiyo-e print artist / designer of the 19. Also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III. The portrait is of Kabuki actor Seki Sanjuro II located at station 26 (Nissaka) of the Tokaido. In the background children can be seen observing the famous Night-Weeping Stone (yonaki-ishi), which according to legend, a pregnant woman was killed by bandits and her blood fell on the stone. Ever since, the stone has cried out every night for her. We have another print up for sale from the same series. Published by Sumiyoshiya Masagoro this is an original 19. In excellent overall condition. Very clean with only light wear and foxing commensurate with age and adding to authenticity. The print has been expertly preserved, colours are all clear and vivid. No loss, creases, holes or folds to the paper whatsoever. The top margin has been glued to backing paper, this can be easily detached however we recommend leaving the print with the paper for added protection. Please take our condition report as a guide and refer to the photos for your own judgement. 23.5cm (9.5) x 35.5cm (14). Including the backing paper: 31cm (12) x 40.5cm (16). We offer a very competitive, professional mounting and framing service on all works of art listed for sale. Please leave us a message to receive more information on the service and a quote. Class and for international deliveries we use UPS Air service. All three offer a safe and very efficient service which we have found no other courier can beat. Alternatively the item is available to collect by appointment from North London, Barnet (Junction 2 of the M1) NW4. Imposed by the buyers country. Items cannot be sent until all funds have been cleared. We reserve the right to relist the item and open an unpaid item case. We make every effort to list and describe our items condition honestly and as accurately as possible. Due to the nature of antiques, buyers should not expect a brand new product. Antiques are old and will often have faults, scratches repairs etc. The item “Original Edo Period Japanese Woodblock Print Stations Tokaido Utagawa Kunisada” is in sale since Sunday, January 14, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Prints”. The seller is “excelartandantiques” and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Product: Print
- Region of Origin: Japanese
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Repro: Antique Original