Original Shin-hanga & Modern artist (not read) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sukeroku (The Flower of Edo)
Series; The Eighteen Kabuki Plays
The Eighteen Kabuki Plays - Handsome print from a series depicting "The Eighteen Kabuki Plays" (Kabuki juhachiban), in an unusually narrow tanzaku or poem slip format. This attractive series depicts characters from the eighteen kabuki plays made famous by the Ichikawa Danjuro line of actors. These dramatic designs feature expressive figures and striking costumes, with the tightly cropped composition focusing attention on the expressive faces. Each print has a scattering of gold mica flecks on the background, and many include additional mica accents. An interesting format and a nice choice for a collector interested in classic kabuki subjects.
Artist - Shin-hanga & Modern artist (not read) Image Size - 14 1/4" x 2 1/4" Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Mounted to lightweight board. Most prints have faint horizontal creases near top and bottom from original publisher mounting. Please see photos for details. Generally in nice condition overall.