Kunichika -- "Commoner in a Tie-dyed Kimono"

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Artist Kunichika TOYOHARA
Title "Commoner in a Tie-dyed Kimono"
Date 1893
Series "One Hundred Roles of Baiko"
("Baiko Hyakushu no Uchi")
Publisher Fukuda Kumajiro
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 x 13 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to face, background, and above inset image; light "gauffrage" to hands and title cartouche; "burnishing" to black collar; amazingly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good++. Excellent colors, with original Japanese album backing. (Trimmed to image edge on two sides; minor marks and flaws.)
Reference/Illus Similar images of same series in "Kunichika--Time Present and Time Past, Images of a Forgotten Master" (pl#107, pg 131).
Comments Kabuki actor Onoe Kikugoro V ("Baiko") with inset image of supporting actor--a bold and superbly printed image of the highest standards.
Item # EG-343
Price $255