Onoe Kikugoro V as Tenjiku Tokubei and Onoe Matsusuke IV as Sokan, 1893

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Onoe Kikugoro V as Tenjiku Tokubei and Onoe Matsusuke IV as Sokan, 1893 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Onoe Kikugoro V as Tenjiku Tokubei and Onoe Matsusuke IV as Sokan, 1893

Series; One Hundred Roles of Baiko

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 dotted cloth wrapped around the neck, embossing on the elderly man's white kimono and hair.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9" + margins as shown

Condition - A beautiful clean print with excellent color and detail. A couple light ripples.

Onoe Kikugoro V as Tenjiku Tokubei and Onoe Matsusuke IV as Sokan, 1893 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Onoe Kikugoro V as Tenjiku Tokubei and Onoe Matsusuke IV as Sokan, 1893 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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