Utagawa Kunisada/Toyokuni III (1786-1865) Kabuki Play, 1856 Oban.
This wonderful print is of a scene from the kabuki play, Nobori goi taki no shirahata picturing Sawamura Tossho II, Ichikawa Kensaburo, Arashi Koroku V and Kataoka Gato II from a large, uniform series of kabuki dramas of 1856 to 1858.
The quality of the print is quite superb, full size with complete margins, the print is undamaged with striking original colours and very fine impression. This is a lively river bank scene, beautifully rendered and realised in superb condition.
Signature Toyokuni ga in toshidama, aratame censor seal, published by Minatoya Kohei.