Shadow Portraits of Three Actors

by Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)

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Shadow Portraits of Three Actors by Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)

Original Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874) Japanese Woodblock Print
Shadow Portraits of Three Actors

Series; A Newly Published Set of Shadow Pictures, 1867

A Newly Published Set of Shadow Pictures - Kuniteru II's rarely seen 1867 series "A Newly Publisher Set of Shadow Pictures" features profile portraits of actors in silhouette in shaped insets against a shoji panel. The portraits are carefully drawn with attention to the individual features and hairstyles, with some figures drinking from cups and one applying makeup with a brush. Each print includes three actors, with a fluttering poem slip at upper right serving as the series title. A small crest in red accompanies each figure. An interesting and unusual format.

Artist - Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)

Image Size - 14" x 9 5/8"

Condition - Nice detail. Small repair, light horizontal centerfold, folds at edges, light creasing throughout.

Shadow Portraits of Three Actors by Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)
Shadow Portraits of Three Actors by Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)

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