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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.
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.