Sold Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print Onoe Kikugoro V as Ohatsu
Series; One Hundred Roles of Baiko
One Hundred Roles of Baiko
In 1893, Kunichika was commissioned to create the series "One Hundred Roles of Baiko," chronicling the diverse characters played by the famous actor Onoe Kikugoro V, whose pen name was "Baiko."
These fantastic prints feature a large portrait of Kikugoro V in one of his major roles, along with a small scene showing a supporting actor from the same play.
These exquisite images were printed to the highest standards, using expensive techniques and materials such as burnishing, embossing, and mica.
Beautifully drawn and composed, each print demonstrates Kunichika's skill in creating expressive characters, bringing each role to life on the page. A great choice for a kabuki enthusiast or Kunichika collector.
Faint embossing in the purple kimono collar and trim, burnishing in the black obi.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9" - 34,30 x 23 cm + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Sight separation at ends of vertical fold at left edge, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, light ink bleeding, a few spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.