Original Yoshida Eisho Japanese Woodblock Print
Oboshi Yuranosuke Holding a Dirk, 1914
Series; Kyogen at the Imperial Theater, 1914
Kyogen at Tokyo Theaters - Handsome design from a terrific group of small kabuki portraits by Yoshida Eisho, published by Eitaro Yoshida of Tokyo in Taisho 3 (1914). The prints were issued in at least three series, each for a specific Tokyo theater, the with first group devoted to the Imperial Theater, the second to the Kabuki Theater, and the third to the Ichimura Theater. These bold images feature detailed, half-length portraits of kabuki actors, with expressive faces capturing a range of emotions, and vibrant color. The first time we've seen this early shin-hanga series. A nice choice for a kabuki collector.
Artist - Yoshida Eisho
Image Size - 6 1/4" x 4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight creasing. A few prints have a couple spots. Please see photos for details. Generally in nice condition overall.