Kabuki Characters, 1852

by Edo era artist (unsigned)

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Kabuki Characters, 1852 by Edo era artist (unsigned)

Original Edo era Japanese Woodblock Print
Kabuki Characters, 1852

Comments - Handsome kabuki triptych featuring a group of actors in character as samurai. At top center, a warrior in full armor with a helmet topped with a dragon glares down at a nobleman wearing a yellow court cap and a blue tunic patterned with the paulownia symbol of the Minamoto clan. All the figures in the outer panel stare at the men in the center, grimacing angrily or scowling fiercely. Only two women are featured, a shirabyoshi dancer striking a pose with a folding fan extended at left, and a beauty holding a tray with a small turtle on it at center right. A list of names runs across the top with a banner in the center. An interesting design, nicely detailed.

Artist - Edo era artist (unsigned)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 28" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Stitching holes at one side of each panel, small losses at corners, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.

Kabuki Characters, 1852 by Edo era artist (unsigned)
Kabuki Characters, 1852 by Edo era artist (unsigned)

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