Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ichikawa Danzo as the Monk Ikkyu, 1865
Comments - Handsome kabuki portrait of Ichikawa Danzo as the monk Ikkyu, who like to go about on New Year's with a skull admonishing to remind revelers of the inevitability of death. Here, he carries a blue banner with a skull on it in, pausing to look back over his shoulder with a slightly worried expression. He wears a monk's mantle over a black robe and gray kimono, and straw sandals. Behind him, a traditional holiday display of pine and bamboo stands outside an entrance. A nice design with an interesting setting.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Image Size - 14" x 9 1/2" Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Please see photos for details.