Onoe Kikugoro V as Tobi Kakitsu (above), Nakamura Shikan IV as a Footman, Bando Mitsugoro VI as a Courtesan, and Bando Hikosaburo V as a Daimyo

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Current Status

Onoe Kikugoro V as Tobi Kakitsu (above), Nakamura Shikan IV as a Footman, Bando Mitsugoro VI as a Courtesan, and Bando Hikosaburo V as a Daimyo by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Onoe Kikugoro V as Tobi Kakitsu (above), Nakamura Shikan IV as a Footman, Bando Mitsugoro VI as a Courtesan, and Bando Hikosaburo V as a Daimyo

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" x 9" + top margin as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper. Small repair at edge, vertical wrinkle near right side.

Onoe Kikugoro V as Tobi Kakitsu (above), Nakamura Shikan IV as a Footman, Bando Mitsugoro VI as a Courtesan, and Bando Hikosaburo V as a Daimyo by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Onoe Kikugoro V as Tobi Kakitsu (above), Nakamura Shikan IV as a Footman, Bando Mitsugoro VI as a Courtesan, and Bando Hikosaburo V as a Daimyo by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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