Wonderful woodblock print 三芝訥続錦画初"Sanmai Tsuzuki Nishiki-e no Hajime” (Kabuki Actors) is by Kunichika Toyahara (1835-1900). They are Actor 沢村訥升 "Sawamura Tossho" as 金五郎 "Kingoro", Actor 坂東三ツ五郎 "Bando Mitsugoro" as 小さん "Kosan", and Actor 中村芝翫 "Nakamura Shikan" as 一角 "Ikkaku" in the play 三芝訥続錦画初 "Sanmai Tsuzuki Nishiki-e no Hajime " from 奴仝清水桜 "Yakko yakko Kiyomizu zakura" at Tokyo Ichimura-za. The publisher's name is "菱善”(Hishizen), printed in Meiji 4 nen 2 gastu (February in 1871). Each print has the actor's name and the artist's name "Kunichika hitsu". One print (center) has Censor's seal and the publisher's seal.
Artist: Kunichika Toyahara (1835-1900)
Date: Meiji 4 nen (1871)
Paper size: 10 x 14 and 1/2 inches (25 x 37.2 cm) each
Condition: Very good condition overall with excellent colors. One print (right side) has a few micro holes, but they are noticeable only when held up to the light. A few minor repairs on the edge. Please see the last two pictures.
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