by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Series; One Hundred Roles of Baiko
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A Meiji Collection print, opening at $59 - We purchased an interesting Meiji collection with a variety of prints and artists. We’re offering the prints, over two days, in our market driven $59 opening bid auctions – any high bid wins.
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. This is the rarely seen table of contents for this well-known series.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 12 1/2" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight toning and soiling, a few spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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