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 3/8 x 12 7/8
Impression Very Fine. Nicely done "bokashi" shading to face and cartouches; extensive areas of "burnishing" to garment's black areas and hair; "gauffraged" (embossed) title cartouche and inset; and amazingly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good. Excellent colors. Nearly full margins; light Japanese album backing. (Few minor marks.)
Reference/Illus Similar images of same series in "Kunichika--Time Present and Time Past, Images of a Forgotten Master."
Comments Superbly printed incorporating many deluxe techniques.
Item # JS-1964
Price $265 (Sold/CW)