Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sawamura Tossho as Man Swinging a Sword, 1868
Series; Thirty-two Leaves of Good and Evil
Thirty-two Leaves of Good and Evil - Great design from Kunichika's series "Thirty-two Leaves of Good and Evil." Each print features a bold portrait of a kabuki actor in either a good or evil role, set against a backdrop of oversize blossoms or plants and framed with a dark blue border. These expressive figures are nicely detailed, with fine line work in the hair. Some designs include deluxe techniques such as embossing. A rarely seen early Kunichika series.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Diagonal fold. Small hole, repaired. Slight toning and creasing, slight soiling at edges, a few spots. Please see photos for details.