Onoe Kikugoro V as Iwafuji, 1893

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Onoe Kikugoro V as Iwafuji, 1893 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Onoe Kikugoro V as Iwafuji, 1893

Series; One Hundred Roles of Baiko
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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 collar and trim, metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the fan and the metal hairpin.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight toning and soiling. Some prints have a few small marks or spots. A few prints have a light crease or two. Please see photos for details. Generally in good condition overall.

Onoe Kikugoro V as Iwafuji, 1893 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Onoe Kikugoro V as Iwafuji, 1893 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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