Paper Model Prints - Interesting uncut paper model print of a scene from a kabuki play showing a group of firemen in a street scene in winter. A form of omocha-e or toy prints, these entertaining woodblocks were designed to be cut apart and formed into three-dimensional models. An inset cartouche provides an example of the finished scene once assembled. Using the scene as a guide, the model builder could cut out the different components of the scene from the prints and create the model. Sets usually include a variety of figures, accessories, and background elements, brightly colored and nicely detailed, with subjects ranging from kabuki plays to famous samurai battles. A nicely detailed four panel group.
Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Image Size - Each panel 13 5/8" x 9" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Four separate panels. A few tears at edges, a few holes, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing. Please see photos for details.