Kawarazaki Sansho I as Matsuzen'ya Gorozo (above), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Kato Kiyomasa

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Kawarazaki Sansho I as Matsuzen'ya Gorozo (above), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Kato Kiyomasa by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kawarazaki Sansho I as Matsuzen'ya Gorozo (above), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Kato Kiyomasa

Series; Hit Actors in a Contest of Storytelling, 1873

Hit Actors in a Contest of Storytelling - Handsome design from a kabuki series featuring popular actors beneath a fan-shaped inset. Below, two or three figures are set against a diagonally divided background featuring a red tie-dyed textile pattern at left and flowers or trees at right. Nice expressive figures detailed with fine line work in the hair. Some designs include deluxe publishing techniques such as embossing or burnishing. A rarely seen Kunichika series.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 3/8" x 9 1/2" + top margin as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper.

Kawarazaki Sansho I as Matsuzen'ya Gorozo (above), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Kato Kiyomasa by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Kawarazaki Sansho I as Matsuzen'ya Gorozo (above), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Kato Kiyomasa by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)