Traditional Japanese Woodblock female by pond
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. Toyokuni's success and fame came when he started making yakusha-e or actor portraits and actor scenes. This image dated 1861 and shows a actor and is probably the right hand side of a triptych of Bando Hikosaburo the famous actor. The female figure stands by a pond adorned with the tall Iris flowers, her clothing mirrors the colour scheme and forms part of my own private collection of original woodblock prints
mpire Theatre, Sheffield - Adenhil Presentations Ltd present Sponsored variety - Smedleys Free Week. 1959
Theatre night with Smedleys. There is no charge for admission. Invited audience only.
Special guest star Albert Modley, Yorkshire's favourite comedian; From Hungary the fabulous Alexis Troupe; direct from their continental success, Earl and Elgar; sensational Irish singing star Phil Kelly (frirst time here); Big Chief Eye and Barbara (western pastimes) [and] from Pakistan Shek Ben Ali, India's Prince of Magic.
Pop the question quiz with Europe's top quiz master Reggie Dennis (star prize Morphy Richards commodore refrigerator stocked with Smedleys foods.)
From an original at Sheffield Libraries: y13115
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The village of Oberammergau in Bavaria, with its famous Passion Theatre, circa 1770. The village's Passion Play dates back to 1634, when it was first performed over the fresh graves of victims of the bubonic plague. (Photo by FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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