Rabbit: Nakamura Shikan IV as Iga no Jutaro

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Rabbit: Nakamura Shikan IV as Iga no Jutaro by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Rabbit: Nakamura Shikan IV as Iga no Jutaro

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 - Burnishing on the black vest, embossing on the white hair and beard and the rabbit's fur, metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the blade of the sword.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few small wormholes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

Rabbit: Nakamura Shikan IV as Iga no Jutaro by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Rabbit: Nakamura Shikan IV as Iga no Jutaro by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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