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||"Murderer Omatsuri Sashichi with a Knife"
||"One Hundred Roles of Baiko"
("Baiko Hyakushu no Uchi")
||9 x 13 1/2
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to face, background, and inset image;
amazingly detailed carving.
||Very Good++. Excellent colors, with original Japanese album backing.
(Trimmed to image edge on two sides; minor marks and flaws.)
||Similar images of same series in "Kunichika--Time Present and Time Past, Images
of a Forgotten Master" (pl#107, pg 131).
||Kabuki actor Onoe Kikugoro V ("Baiko") with inset image of supporting actor--a bold and
superbly printed image of the highest standards.