Kabuki Actor on Fire

by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

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Kabuki Actor on Fire by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Kabuki Actor on Fire

Series; Osaka nishiki-e shinbun
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Osaka nishiki-e shinbun - Rare design from the newspaper "Osaka nishiki-e shinbun" (Osaka Illustrated News), which featured woodblock illustrations of stories from various newspapers. These often sensational images depict contemporary events in the news, including murders, robberies, and assaults, as well as some positive stories and even supernatural occurrences. Rendered in lively colors, each illustration is accompanied by a story in text. The title cartouche takes the form of a banner holed by two cherubs. Nishiki-e or illustrated newspapers became popular during the Meiji era, first in Tokyo, then in Osaka. The Osaka designs are much rarer, and unlike their Tokyo counterparts, are most often in the smaller chuban format. A great choice for a collector interested in Meiji woodblocks, or kamigata-e, prints from the Osaka region.

Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)

Image Size - 9 3/4" x 6 7/8"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Soiling, rubbing, creasing at edges. Some prints have stains, marks, or folds at corners. A few prints have thinning at edges, repaired. Please see photos for details.

Kabuki Actor on Fire by Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Kabuki Actor on Fire by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

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