Original Torii Kiyotada VII (1875 - 1941) and Torii Kiyosada (1844 - 1901) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ja Yanagi (The Snake Willow)
Series; The Eighteen Kabuki Plays
The Eighteen Kabuki Plays - Beautiful print from Torii Kiyotada VII's most famous work, "The Eighteen Kabuki Plays," dating to 1895 - 1896. This fantastic series depicts roles from eighteen kabuki plays made famous by the Ichikawa Danjuro line of actors. Working under the artist's name of Tadakiyo, Kiyotada designed the Danjuro roles, and his father, Torii Kiyosada, drew the secondary figures. These dramatic images are beautifully printed with lively color and an allover embossed pattern on the white background. Many feature touches of burnishing or additional embossed details. The bold portraits and striking costumes make these prints graphic masterworks in field of Japanese woodblocks.
Special detail - Embossing on the white kimono trim, burnished cloud pattern on the man's purple kimono, burnished plaid pattern on the woman's brown kimono.
Artist - Torii Kiyotada VII (1875 - 1941) and Torii Kiyosada (1844 - 1901)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning and soiling, a few spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.