Kunichika -- "Ichikawa Danjuro IX"

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Title "Ichikawa Danjuro IX"
Date 1898
Series "One Hundred Roles of Ichikawa Danjuro" ("Ichikawa Danjuro Engei Hyakuban")
Publisher Fukuda Kumajiro
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 1/4 x 12 7/8
Impression Very Fine. Nicely done "bokashi" shading to face and background; silver "mica" upper; widespread pinkish-gold metallic pigments to clothing; areas of black lacquer; "gauffraged" (embossed) title cartouche and borders all sides; and amazingly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good. Excellent colors; full size with large margins; unbacked. Minor marks and flaws.
Reference/Illus Similiar images of same series in "Kunichika--Time Present and Time Past, Images of a Forgotten Master."
Comments Superbly printed incorporating many deluxe techniques.
Item # CG-669
Price $295 (Reserved)