Comments - Great kabuki portrait of Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Hida no kami Masakiyo, looking up with a worried frown, one hand gripping the hilt of his sword. He wears a striking red-orange kamishimo with fierce dragons on it over a black kimono with a beautiful burnished geometric print, his circular crest appearing on his shoulders and sleeves. The voluminous figure fills the frame, with a few birds fluttering in the night sky above. A bold, expressive figure, detailed with light embossing on the white kimono collar and handsome wood grain impression in the sky.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 5/8" + left margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few wormholes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases and small marks. Please see photos for details.
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