Onoe Kikugoro V as a Priest of Emmein Temple and the Late Iwai Hanshiro as Okoro, 1893

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Onoe Kikugoro V as a Priest of Emmein Temple and the Late Iwai Hanshiro as Okoro, 1893 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Onoe Kikugoro V as a Priest of Emmein Temple and the Late Iwai Hanshiro as Okoro, 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 - Embossing on the white kimono, burnished geometric and blossom pattern on the purple kimono, a dusting of mica on the light blue sky, embossing on the beauty's white kimono collar.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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

Condition - A beautiful clean print with excellent color and detail. Light wrinkling.

Onoe Kikugoro V as a Priest of Emmein Temple and the Late Iwai Hanshiro as Okoro, 1893 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Onoe Kikugoro V as a Priest of Emmein Temple and the Late Iwai Hanshiro as Okoro, 1893 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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