Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Nakamura Shikan IV as Ishikawa Hachizaemon, 1869
Comments - Terrific okubi-e or large head kabuki portrait of the actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Ishikawa Hachizaemon, grimacing with rage as someone thrusts at him a morsel of food on the tip of a sword. His hair is pulled back into a thick ponytail tied with an embossed white cord, and he wears a blue green kimono over a light blue under robe. A great expressive figure in the desirable large head format.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9 1/8" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Tiny loss at corner, repaired. Small spot. Please see photos for details. Otherwise excellent condition.