Publisher - Adachi from a rare series of Edo masterwork designs. Adachi publisher seal in margin or on reverse.
Adachi was one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Their woodblocks were printed to the highest standards with excellent color and fine detail. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images.
Comments - Terrific large format kabuki portrait of Otani Hiroji II in the role of the merchant Amakawaya Gihei in the popular play "Kanadehon Chushingura." He looks over his shoulder with a scowl as he folds his umbrella. He wears a gray coat over a yellow and green plaid kimono. The pale gray-green background provides a nice contrast to the soft muted tones. A great choice for display.
Artist - Kiyoshige (active 1729 - 1762)
Image Size - 27" x 10"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple light creases at edges. Please note: folded by publisher for storage, will be shipped folded, could be flattened to frame. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.