Comments - Handsome kabuki portrait of Nakamura Shikan as a komuso or wandering monk. He looks back over his shoulder with an angry frown, his basket hat in one hand and a black monk's mantle draped over his blue kimono. The top of a stone torii gate can be seen at upper right above a traditional New Year decoration of a branch hung with money and lucky objects, and light glows in the upper story windows at left. A nice design with a large expressive figure and an interesting setting.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14" x 9 1/2" + left margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Tiny wormhole, repaired. Slight soiling and rubbing, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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