Ichikawa Danjuro IX, 1883 - Handsome portrait of Ichikawa Danjuro in his upstairs dressing room before a performance. He wears a blue and white kimono patterned with the three concentric rice measure crest of the Ichikawa Danjuro line of actors, a folding fan in his hand. At left, a silhouetted assistant gestures at a note in his hand, while at upper right, the hands of a dressed prepare to set a wig on the actor's head. A terrific design from this great Kunichika series, offering a rare peek backstage at the kabuki theater.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Light horizontal line where backing papers meet, runs across chin, small raised bump from backing. Please see photos for details.