by Shunei (1762 - 1819)
Adachi Publisher - This beautiful reprint is from the famous Tokyo publisher Adachi, one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Adachi woodblocks were printed to the highest standards of quality with excellent color and fine detail. The Adachi woodblock printers were known to be the best in the business. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images. This print is sealed with the Adachi seal in ink.
Comments - Great satirical portrait of Kataoka Nizaemon as a samurai in court dress, grimacing in a sheepish manner with his head bowed. He is practically overwhelmed by his giant kimono, which gives him a comic appearance. A terrific kabuki design.
Artist - Shunei (1762 - 1819)
Image Size - 15" x 10 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a few creases at edges, a couple small spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.