Series; The Eighteen Kabuki Plays, 1916
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The Eighteen Kabuki Plays - Terrific image from Torii Kiyotada's great series "The Eighteen Kabuki Plays" (Kabuki juhachiban) dating to 1916. This handsome series depicts characters from the eighteen kabuki plays made famous by the Ichikawa Danjuro line of actors. These attractive designs feature expressive portraits framed by the three nested rice measures crest of the line. A rarely seen, early shin-hanga actor series, and a fine choice for a collector interested in classic kabuki subjects.
Artist - Torii Kiyotada VII (1875 - 1941)
Image Size - 9 3/4" x 6 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at top edge from previous mounting. Some prints have a few creases or spots. Please see photos for details.
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