Entertainment - Comedian Dave Allen - Leicester Square, London
Dublin-born comedian Dave Allen stopped off in Leicester Square in London for a shoe-shine. He was en-route to the nearby Talk Of The Town Restaurant, where he opens for a one-month season for Bernard Delfont. Dave made his first appearance at the restaurant in 1967.
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Traditional Japanese Woodblock print of Actor
'This fine print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi 1797-1862 was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints he is associated with the Utagawa school. This print ( 1858) shows an actor in a forest at night holding candles in a holder to light the scroll he is holding in the other hand. The series title is Genji goshu yojo Yugiri and is numbr 69, the published by Ebisuya ShoshichiaAcarver: hori kA RyA
Traditional Japanese Woodblock Geisha's in a Garden
'This print shows two Geisha's tending to plants in a garden. There are several pots of different shapes and sizes. The Geisha kneeling appears to be tending to Marigolds.Utagawa Toyokuni (1769, Edo - February 24, 1825, Edo) was born as the son of a puppet maker.He learned printmaking as a student of Toyoharu. At the beginning of his career he concentrated on bijin-ga - images of beautiful women. This image is from the 36 views with Meiko (Geisha girls) and is number 34 in the series published by Tstutaya Kichizo.This print forms part of my personal collection.'