Kunisada -- "Kabuki Actor Onoe Kikugoro"

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Artist Kunisada UTAGAWA
(Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)
Title "Kabuki Actor Onoe Kikugoro as Masaoka"
Date 1860
(Later Meiji-era printing ca1890-1910?)
Series na
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 x 13 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to face and cartouche; over-printed hair-lines; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. (Trimmed to 1/8 inch of image; minor marks.) Unbacked.
Reference/Illus na
Comments A bold, full-face kabuki portrait of actor Onoe Kikugoro as Masaoka.
(See original 1860 "keyblock"
which still survives today.)
Item # JS-2010
Price $175 (Sold/JA)