Original Torii Kiyotada VII (1875 - 1941) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sukeroku (The Flower of Edo)
Series; The Eighteen Kabuki Plays, 1916
The Eighteen Kabuki Plays - Terrific image from Torii Kiyotada's great series "The Eighteen Kabuki Plays" (Kabuki juhachiban) dating to 1916. This handsome series depicts famous roles from the eighteen kabuki plays made famous by the Ichikawa Danjuro line of actors. These fantastic, dramatic designs feature striking costumes, bold compositions, and lively colors. Some images include deluxe printing techniques such as embossing or burnishing. A rarely seen, early shin-hanga actor series, and a fine choice for a collector interested in classic kabuki subjects.
Artist - Torii Kiyotada VII (1875 - 1941)
Image Size - Page size 10 1/8" x 7 3/4"
Condition - Beautifully printed with excellent color and detail as shown. A few prints have a small spot or two. Please see photos for details. Nice condition overall.