BINNIE -- "Kurozuka" #22/100

(Click HERE for additional image)
Artist Paul Binnie (1967-present)
Title "Ichikawa Ennosuke in Kurozuka"
("Ichikawa Ennosuke in 'Kurozuka' (The Black Tomb)")
Date July 1997, Limited Edition #22/100 (numbered in Japanese, blue cartouche), pencil-signed.
Series "Kabuki" Series: "Heisei Yakusha O-Kagami Series" ("A Great Mirror of the Actors of the Heisei Period")
Publisher Self-carved/self-printed.
Seal, Carver/Printer (Paul Binnie)
Image Size 10 1/4 x 14 3/4 ("dai-oban")
Impression Very Fine. Overprinted hair-lines; superb "bokashi"
(gradation of colors) shading; extensive silver metallic pigments; lacquer highlights; "mica" dusting.
Condition Pristine.
Reference/Illus John Fiorillo's website.
Comments Bold portrait of the contemporary "kabuki" actor, Ichikawa Ennosuke III, in the role of the demon in the play "Kurozuka." See John Fiorillo's webpage on "Paul Binnie" to learn more about this very talented, Japanese-trained woodblock artist/printmaker.
Item # Available NOW As DG-832 #22/100;
(PB-10/#AP Sold/TE;
PB-08/#9 Sold/RH;
PB-09/#AP Sold/MH)
Price $685