Label Text: Hirosada Konishi was the most prolific Osaka-based ukiyo-e designer of the mid 19th century, known for his simple, sophisticated style. By 1852, he had designed about 800 single-sheet prints. That region is known for okubi-e (large head portraits) of Osaka kabuki actors. He studied under Kunisada Utagawa, whose work is also included in this exhibition. The character depicted is the samurai Sukeroku, title character in a popular kabuki play. He is identified on stage and in prints by specific accessories, including a distinctive purple headband.