Portraits of Dances - Charming print from an 1899 series by Meiji artist Tsukioka Koun illustrating a variety of kabuki dances. These attractive designs feature colorful figures set against more subdued backgrounds, focusing attention on the characters while suggesting a setting. The title cartouche of each print has a different embossed pattern in the background. Beautifully drawn and printed with fine line work and detail, including fine bokashi shading. Some prints feature additional embossing on the subject or touches of mica. A rarely seen series and a nice choice to collect or display.
Special detail - Embossed waves on the light blue areas of the coat, embossed geometric pattern on the tan under robe.
Artist - Tsukioka Koun (active circa 1900)
Image Size - 12 7/8" x 8 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few wormholes in margin, repaired. A few tiny spots. Please see photos for details.
If you are a new bidder, please read the Rules and Guidelines page before bidding.