Hokushu fl. 1810-32
Actors Enjoying a Picnic and Viewing Cherry Blossoms, 1819
15 x 41 in (38.10 x 104.14 cm)
Publisher: Shiocho Fine impression, color and condition. From right to left: Nakamura Matsue III, Arashi Sangoro III, Nakamura Utaemon III, Fujikawa Kaya I,Kataoka Nizaemon VII, Arahi Danpachi I, Kataoka Korokuro I, Asao Kuzaemon I, Ichikawa Ebijiro I, Ichikawa Monnosuke III, Arashi Kichisaburo II, Arashi Koroko IV and Shibazaki Daizo I. Wonderful rare 4 sheet print of actors at leisure. Unidetified collectors seal lower left corner verso. Possibly of an ex-pat living in Japan after WWII, who amassed a major collection and sold at auction in Japan.