Snake: Nakamura Shikan IV as Daija Maru

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Snake: Nakamura Shikan IV as Daija Maru by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Snake: Nakamura Shikan IV as Daija Maru

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.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 1/2" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few small holes, repaired. Slight creasing at edge. Please see photos for details.

Snake: Nakamura Shikan IV as Daija Maru by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Snake: Nakamura Shikan IV as Daija Maru by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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