Artist: Toshusai Sharaku
Title: Bando Hikosaburo III as Sagisaka Sanai
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Very rare example of the publisher Watanabe's pre-earthquake strike of a Sharaku 'o-kubi-e' (bust portrait) of a kabuki actor. The blocks for this print were destroyed during the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. Contains the Watanabe 6mm seal in the image area. Sharaku's signature reads "Toshusai Sharaku ga".