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Nakamura Shikan II (中村芝翫) from the series Tōto Meisho with Ryogoku in the background (東都名所 - 両国)

Identifier: 1830s Toyokuni II toto meisho

The bridge in the background is the Ryōguku.

From ca. 1830, and a few years after that, various artists - including Kuniyoshi, Toyokuni II and Kunisada - and publishers - including Ezakiya Tatsuzō, et al. - posed figures before aizuri-e backgrounds. This followed the import of the new and dramatic Prussian blue pigment.


There is another print from this series in the Lyon Collection - #607.

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