Original Torii Kiyotada VII (1875-1941) Japanese Woodblock Print
Benkei in the Subscription List, 1939
Comments - Handsome shin-hanga kabuki portrait of Benkei in the "Subscription List" (Kanjincho), one of the eighteen kabuki plays made famous by the Ichikawa Danjuro line of actors. The actor strikes a bold pose with one foot up and his hand thrown out at the side as he glares fiercely. Beautifully detailed with mica on the pants and sword hilt, burnishing on the hair and black cap, embossing on the white pompoms, and strong wood grain background.
Artist - Torii Kiyotada VII (1875-1941)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a few spots, creasing at edges. Please see photos for details.