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 'Miyagi' from the Series 'Tokaido: One Look Worth One-Thousand Ryo' c1867 

This handsome Kabuki theatre actor print captures an active and dramatic scene with Mt. Fuji in the distance.  We believe the actor is 'Ichimoku' actoring as a female Samurai.  This series was a collaborative effort of Kunichika's Kabuki art, and Hiroshige's landscape, in this case, Mt. Fuji.  This series included many of the stations of the Tokaido Road, this one is in 'Miyagi Prefecture'.  This woodblock print series was introduced in 1867, after Hiroshige's death, so we assume the publisher produced Hiroshige's landscapes from his landscapes from his Tokaido series.  This woodblock creped print dates to c1880s when 'creping' prints came into fashion because the images were used in books, and the creping process helped to make the prints more durable when handled.  The print measures 8.5" x 6", and the frame measures 16" x 13".  It has generalized mild toning.  It is framed in a classic Asian-style frame.      P9071  $145

Kunichika, Toyohara (1835-1900) and Hiroshige, Utagawa (1797-1858) 'Miyagi'

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