Series; Portraits as True Likenesses in the Moonlight
Portraits of True Likenesses in the Moonlight - Handsome portrait from Yoshiiku's intriguing "True Likenesses in the Moonlight" series depicting famous kabuki actors in silhouette. The designs are sometimes referred to as "Moon shadow prints" and represent the dark shadow of the figure cast by the full moon. Some of the actors are shown drinking sake, smoking a pipe, or holding a fan. A scalloped cartouche inset at the top features the actor in a role. Each print is graphically interesting and compelling, and many feature handsome wood grain in the gray silhouette. An unusual portrait format and a great subject for a kabuki enthusiast.
Artist - Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)
Image Size - 14 3/8" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. A few thinning spots, repaired. A few creases. Please see photos for details.
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