by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Series; Magic in the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac, 1877
Magic in the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac - Kunichika's fantastic series "Magic in the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac" presents kabuki actors in magical roles associated with the animals of the zodiac. These bold, three-quarter length portraits are beautifully colored and detailed, with the figures set against an atmospheric night sky. Many images include deluxe printing techniques such as burnishing and embossing. A rarely seen series and a great choice for a collector.
Special detail - Embossing on the white kimono collar and trim, metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the floral hair ornament and the full moon.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 1/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few small holes, repaired. A few creases. Please see photos for details.
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