Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Seki Sanjuro III as the Ascetic Fukai, 1867
Comments - Handsome kabuki portrait of Seki Sanjuro III as the ascetic Fukai in the play "Keisei Soga Kuruwa Kagami." The monk looks over his shoulder with a sneer as he holds a shakujou or pilgrim's staff with both hands. He wears a gray robe over blue pants and arm protectors, and a blue cloth headdress. Behind him, a large opening is torn in what looks like a stack of blocks covered with cloth. An expressive figure.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Image Size - 14" x 9 1/2" + left margin as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Vertical fold near side. Slight creasing and soiling. Please see photos for details.