Onoe Kikugoro V as Saigo Kohei and Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Kirino Toshiaki in Saikoku Kibun Shutsujin Mondo, 1875

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Onoe Kikugoro V as Saigo Kohei and Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Kirino Toshiaki in Saikoku Kibun Shutsujin Mondo, 1875 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Onoe Kikugoro V as Saigo Kohei and Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Kirino Toshiaki in Saikoku Kibun Shutsujin Mondo, 1875

Comments - Great kabuki double portrait featuring from left, Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Kirino Toshiaki and Onoe Kikugoro V as the samurai Saigo Kohei. Kohei leans forward, holding out a fan in his hand as he stares angrily at his companion. Toshiaki returns his gaze with a sober expression, wearing a brown vest with a rooster on the shoulders over a fine suit of armor with a paulownia leaf on the chest plate. The figures are surrounded by text, and bordered by a background of splashing waves and a red sky. An intriguing image, nicely detailed with fine line work in the hair and vibrant color.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 28 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, two backed with paper. Large tear, repaired. Slight soiling and ink bleeding. Please see photos for details.

Onoe Kikugoro V as Saigo Kohei and Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Kirino Toshiaki in Saikoku Kibun Shutsujin Mondo, 1875 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Onoe Kikugoro V as Saigo Kohei and Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Kirino Toshiaki in Saikoku Kibun Shutsujin Mondo, 1875 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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