Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

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Famous Restaurants from the Eastern Capital"

Tōto kōmei kaiseki tsukushi (東都高名会席尽)

a series by Kunisada and Hiroshige

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new information: 08/05/09


Kunisada is being responsible for the figures and Hiroshige for the landscapes and still-lifes in this series.
Charlotte van Rappard-Boon writes to it: "A series designed by Kunisada and Hiroshige for the publisher Fujiokaya Keijiro, who gives his address on the prints as Tori Aburacho. The prints have a landscape, probably near the restaurants, and a still-life above. Below an actor in a stage role. The title is in a black cartouche in the upper-right-hand corner. The roles are difficult to identify. The series was designed 1852-1853. Suzuki, 1971, p193 mentions 49 prints" (Hiroshige and the Utagawa school, Amsterdam, 1984, p 98f).

A Japanese reprint of this set from 1979 includes 50 prints and a full discription of all these prints.
Kimberly Norman I got all the informations recorded in this book. Many thanks!
And also many thanks to Bogdan Prosciewicz who helps idendifieing the actors.

If you have any further matching informations please send them to: horstgraebner@kunisada.de

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