by Shunko (1743 - 1812)
A Special 1938 Takamizawa Group - Founded in 1911, the Takamizawa Publisher of
Comments - One of Shunko's masterworks, this portrait of Ebizo in full kabuki makeup is one of the great print portraits of the 18th century. A dramatic, knockout design showing Ebizo, his face painted with red stage makeup in the lead role for the play "Shibaraku" or "Wait a Minute," frowning as he looks to the side. His flared wig and voluminous robe adds to his imposing appearance. An excellent piece and a rare subject to find in a reprint. Would make an impressive framed display.
Artist - Shunko (1743 - 1812)
Image Size - 14 3/4" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small hole at edge, repaired. Toning. Please note, this print does not have the Takamizawa seal on the reverse. Please see photos for details. Good overall.