Granted to your attention amazing original woodblock print A PORTRAITOFTHEACTOR NAKAMURAUTAEMONIII(SHIKAN)by great artist SHUNKOSAIHOKUSHU published in 1826. Shunksai Hokush , who is also known as Shunk IV, was a designer of ukiyo-e style Japanese woodblock prints in Osaka who was active from about 1802 to 1832. He is known to have been a student of Shksai Hambei, and may have also studied with Hokusai.
He used the name Shunk until 1818, when he changed his name to Shunksai Hokush. He was the most important artist in Osaka during the 1810s and 1820s and established the Osaka style of actor prints. Not so much is known about the biography of the artist, not even the year when he was born. They say one of Hokushu's art teachers was the great Hokusai Katsushika.Today Hokushu regarded as an important founding father of the Osaka style in ukiyo-e printmaking. This print is depicting the actor Nakamura Utaemon III as Ishikawa Goemon. It was actors favorite role as the dashing Goemon, the legendary bandit and rebel, here disguised as a courtier in play Kinoshitakage Hazama Gassen in Osaka Naka theatre. Full oban size (14 3/4 X 10) untrimmed, unmounted, unframed.
The colors are bright and unfaded. This print is in excellent condition. You can make your OFFER and ask for DISCOUNT.The item "SHUNKOSAIHOKUSHU Original Japanese Woodblock Print. Portrait of an Actor" is in sale since Friday, February 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints". The seller is "nivatori" and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.