Kabuki Founder

by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

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Kabuki Founder by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

Original Kiyochika (1847 - 1915) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kabuki Founder

Series; Flower Patterns, 1896

Kabuki Founder - Lovely portrait of the beauty Izumo no Okuni, the founder of kabuki theater, from Kiyochika's series depicting women from different historic eras. She looks over her shoulder, her lips slightly open, dressed in men's costume. She wears a black kimono with a beautiful burnished diamond pattern, with colorful patches of flowers and pine branches, the hilt of her sword sticking up before her. Her hair is pulled back into a shaped bun, tied with a rose colored sash. At right, musicians accompany the performance, playing drums and flute, while audience watches at left, smiling happily. A striking design with a large, colorful figure. Includes additional burnishing in the hair.

Artist - Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A couple small wrinkles at edge, a couple light creases. Please see photos for details.

Kabuki Founder by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
Kabuki Founder by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)