|Stockno.:||11-242||Artist:||Yamamura Kôka (Toyonari) 山村豊成 (1885-1942)||Description: ||The actor Morita Kanya XIII in the role of Jean Valjean, from the series Flowers of the Theatre.
Published by Watanabe Shōzaburō in 1921.
||Signed:||Signed: Toyonari ga.||Size:||Condition:||Fine impression, colour and condition.||Price:||Euro 3600||Reference:||This is one of the most haunting prints in the genre of 20th century kabuki portraits. Jean Valjean is the villain in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. A year earlier the kabuki actor Morita Kanya played Hamlet. It pleased the kabuki stars to show that they could perform in the Western plays as well.|