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Kan'u by Torii Kiyotada VII (1875 - 1941)

Original Torii Kiyotada VII (1875 - 1941) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kan'u

Series; The Eighteen Kabuki Plays

The Eighteen Kabuki Plays - Beautiful print from Torii Kiyotada VII's most famous work, "The Eighteen Kabuki Plays," dating to 1895 - 1896. This fantastic series depicts roles from eighteen kabuki plays made famous by the Ichikawa Danjuro line of actors. Working under the artist's name of Tadakiyo, Kiyotada designed the Danjuro roles, and his father, Torii Kiyosada, drew the secondary figures. These dramatic images are beautifully printed with lively color and an allover embossed pattern on the white background. Many feature touches of burnishing or additional embossed details. The bold portraits and striking costumes make these prints graphic masterworks in field of Japanese woodblocks.

Special detail - Embossing on the white areas of the robe and sash, mica on the blue circle on the headdress, burnishing on the pupils of the horse's eyes and the black edge of the rein.

Artist - Torii Kiyotada VII (1875 - 1941)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and detail. Some prints have a couple light creases at edges or small spots.

Kan'u by Torii Kiyotada VII (1875 - 1941)
Kan'u by Torii Kiyotada VII (1875 - 1941)

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