Series; One Hundred Roles of Baiko
One Hundred Roles of Baiko - In 1893, Kunichika was commissioned to create the series "One Hundred Roles of Baiko," chronicling the diverse characters played by the famous actor Onoe Kikugoro V, whose pen name was "Baiko." These fantastic prints feature a large portrait of Kikugoro V in one of his major roles, along with a small scene showing a supporting actor from the same play. These exquisite images were printed to the highest standards, using expensive techniques and materials such as burnishing, embossing, and mica. Beautifully drawn and composed, each print demonstrates Kunichika's skill in creating expressive characters, bringing each role to life on the page. A great choice for a kabuki enthusiast or Kunichika collector.
Special detail - Embossing on the white kimono collar and along the side of the nose, metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the sword blade, a dusting of mica across the night sky.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. A few creases, slight curling. Some prints have staining at edge. Please see photos for details.
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