Original Torii Kiyotada IV (1875 - 1941) Japanese Woodblock Print
Watonai in the Battles of Coxinga, 1941
Series; Twelve Months of Chikamatsu (Chikamatsu Juni-kagatsu)
Twelve Months of Chikamatsu - Handsome print from an extremely rare series pairing scenes from Chikamatsu's plays with the twelve months of the year. Considered one of Japan's greatest dramatists, the famous playwright Chikamatsu Manzaemon (1653 - 1725) authored more than 100 plays, mainly for the bunraku puppet theater, including historical romances and domestic tragedies, often based on true events. Many of these popular tales were adapted for kabuki theater and are still performed today. Different shin-hanga artists created designs for each month, including the masters Natori Shunsen and Torii Kiyotada IV. It was published by Kato Shogo in a limited edition of 300 prints per subject.
Artist - Torii Kiyotada IV (1875 - 1941) Image Size - 19" x 16" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Faint toning. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.