Comments - Interesting kabuki portrait of Nakamura Shikan IV as a beauty looking up with a rather evil grin as she holds a folding fan behind her hair. She wears a purple kimono over a red under robe, the collar finely detailed with a pattern of dashes and lines, tied with a checked olive green obi. The wall of a daimyo's mansion runs across the background, with a fire tower visible above the treetops. An expressive figure.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9 3/8" + left margin as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. A few creases, light horizontal line where backing papers meet. Please see photos for details.