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 - Delicate embossing on the white cloth around the neck, embossing on the white hair and beard in the inset, burnishing on the black kimono trim in the inset.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Small tear at edge, repaired. A few creases and spots, slight curling, stain at edge. Please see photos for details.