Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Kumokiri, 1859

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Kumokiri, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Kumokiri, 1859

Series; Current Patterns of the Underworld (Jidai moyo ataru shiranami)

Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Kumokiri, 1859 - Great kabuki portrait of Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as the otokodate or street knight Kumokiri sitting on a wooden chest. He looks up over his shoulder with a worried frown, a pipe in his mouth. With his other hand he holds his tobacco pouch atop his crossed leg. He wears a striking kimono decorated with a huge snake with a flickering tongue that ends in flames. A fantastic design, beautifully detailed with bokashi shading and handsome wood grain impression in the night sky. The series title has various translations, including "Thieves in Designs of the Times" and "Hit Roles of Bandits of the Times." A rarely seen series.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9 1/2"

Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. A few repairs and creases. Please see photos for details.

Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Kumokiri, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Kumokiri, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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