Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Commoner with a Knife
Comments - Great kabuki portrait of a commoner standing outside a door, a large knife hidden behind his back. He leans forward with an angry scowl as he tucks up the back of his blue and white cotton kimono. A nice expressive figure, with fine bokashi shading in the night sky.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight separation at ends of horizontal centerfold, losses at corners, a few small wormholes, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and rubbing, rippling at bottom edge. Please see photos for details.