Evening Dew: Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Saito Kuranosuke Toshizo, 1876 - Great kabuki portrait of Ichikawa Danjuro IX as the samurai Saito Kuranosuke Toshimitsu, who was also known as Toshizo, wearing a straw mat as a coat as he travels at night. He wears a patterned green robe decorated with black pompoms and tied with a white sash, a dotted scarf wrapped around his head. He looks up with a frown as he pulls the edges of the mat closer together, his loose hair falling over his shoulders. A full moon is visible in the night sky, framed by the branches of a pine tree. A terrific design with wonderful detail, including extremely fine line work in the hair and bokashi shading in the background. A rare Yoshitoshi series and the first time we've seen this design.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Very slight soiling and ink offsetting, small spot, faint vertical lines where backing papers meet. Please see photos for details. Good overall.