Original Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904) Japanese Woodblock Print
Nakamura Tsuruzo I as Sagami Goro
Series; Matches for Famous Places in Edo, 1867
Matches for Famous Places in Edo - Handsome kabuki portrait from an 1867 series pairing actors with famous places in Edo. Kunichika, Kuniteru II, and Yoshiiku each contributed designs to the series. Each print features a large portrait in the foreground, with a shaped inset above highlighting a famous landmark or scenic spot in Edo. These attractive images are nicely detailed with fine line work in the hair and soft bokashi shading in the background. This series is seldom seen, and is a great choice for a kabuki collector.
Artist - Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904) Image Size - 14" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small hole, repaired. A couple light creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.