Nakamura Utaemon IV as Taira Shinno Masakado, 1847 - 1852

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Nakamura Utaemon IV as Taira Shinno Masakado, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Nakamura Utaemon IV as Taira Shinno Masakado, 1847 - 1852

Comments - Handsome kabuki portrait of Nakamura Utaemon IV as Taira no Shinno Masakado, shooting down a pair of geese with a glance, a demonstration of his incredible power at his peak. He clenches his hand in front of his chest, his brows furrowed and his mouth agape as the birds plummet past a glowing full moon. He wears a beautiful outer robe patterned with a phoenix with colorful feathers and a pleated brocade collar. His long hair is pulled back into a low ponytail over his back, the shorter hair on top sticking out and giving him a somewhat wild appearance. Beautifully detailed with embossing in the white kimono trim and sword handles, and soft shading on the night sky. An intriguing subject.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 7/8"

Condition - Nice detail. Vertical folds, fold at corner. Wormholes and small holes, repaired. Wrinkling throughout.

Nakamura Utaemon IV as Taira Shinno Masakado, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Nakamura Utaemon IV as Taira Shinno Masakado, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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