Sawamura Tanosuke III as Otake (above), Ichikawa Sadanji I as Marubashi Chuya, and Nakamura Arajiro I as Police Officer Tsujibei

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Sawamura Tanosuke III as Otake (above), Ichikawa Sadanji I as Marubashi Chuya, and Nakamura Arajiro I as Police Officer Tsujibei by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sawamura Tanosuke III as Otake (above), Ichikawa Sadanji I as Marubashi Chuya, and Nakamura Arajiro I as Police Officer Tsujibei

Series; Hit Actors in a Contest of Storytelling, 1873

Hit Actors in a Contest of Storytelling - Handsome design from a kabuki series featuring popular actors beneath a fan-shaped inset. Below, two or three figures are set against a diagonally divided background featuring a red tie-dyed textile pattern at left and flowers or trees at right. Nice expressive figures detailed with fine line work in the hair. Some designs include deluxe publishing techniques such as embossing or burnishing. A rarely seen Kunichika series.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 3/8" x 9"

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper. Wormhole and a few tiny holes, repaired.

Sawamura Tanosuke III as Otake (above), Ichikawa Sadanji I as Marubashi Chuya, and Nakamura Arajiro I as Police Officer Tsujibei by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Sawamura Tanosuke III as Otake (above), Ichikawa Sadanji I as Marubashi Chuya, and Nakamura Arajiro I as Police Officer Tsujibei by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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