Ichikawa Raizo II as Yoshida no Matsuwakamaru

by Buncho (active 1765 - 1792)

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Ichikawa Raizo II as Yoshida no Matsuwakamaru by Buncho (active 1765 - 1792)

Buncho (active 1765 - 1792) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Ichikawa Raizo II as Yoshida no Matsuwakamaru

Comments - Great kabuki portrait of Ichikawa Raizo II as the young nobleman Yoshida no Matsuwakamaru. He strikes a bold pose with one hand thrown up in the air and a small red lacquer desk or tray under his arm, a terrible grimace on his face. The sliding panel behind him features a blossoming plum tree. A terrific, expressive figure with a wonderfully detailed setting.

A Rare, Early 20th Century Series - This beautiful series of reprinted masterwork designs was published by the boutique Tokyo publisher Daiichi Shobo in 1929 (Showa 4). The series was titled, "A Collection of Famous Ukiyo-e Prints." The set was a small release, and prints from the series are rarely seen in the market. Note the beautiful printing, fine detail, and the colors that carefully replicate the originals. An early hand made paper was used for printing the series. The prints were sold with identification information from the publisher and are sealed with the red seal of Daiichi Shobo. See the photos below for the publisher’s labels and an example of a red seal.

Artist - Buncho (active 1765 - 1792)

Image Size - 11 7/8" x 5 5/8"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown.

Ichikawa Raizo II as Yoshida no Matsuwakamaru by Buncho (active 1765 - 1792)
Ichikawa Raizo II as Yoshida no Matsuwakamaru by Buncho (active 1765 - 1792)