Original Edo era Japanese Woodblock Print
Actor as a Beauty with a Sword
Comments - Handsome Edo era kabuki portrait of a beauty balancing one hand atop a sword. She looks over her shoulder with a rather haughty expression, her hair pulled back into a bun with wings at the side of her face and longer locks falling over her shoulders. Her kimono is patterned with folding fans, and her obi is black with a design of interlocking circles. A paper lantern with writing on it hangs on a post at left, and a bamboo blind is rolled up above an open doorway. Nice detail in the setting.
Artist - Edo era artist (unsigned) Image Size - 11 7/8" x 5 1/8" Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Horizontal folds. Tiny loss and slight thinning at corner, A couple small holes, repaired. Slight creasing, smudge at edge. Please see photos for details.