Kunisada (Magicians)
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The Skull


Artist: Kunisada (Magicians)
Date: May 1863
Size/Format: Oban Tate-e, 14.25 by 9.75 inches
Description: From the series, Toyokuni kigo kijutsu kurabe. The actor Onoe Kikujiro II in the role of Takiyasha Hime.
Series: A Contest of Magic Scenes
Publisher: Hirayano Shinzo
Condition: Slight trimming, otherwise pristine.
Impression: Fine.
Notes: From the 'de-luxe' first state printing. For this series, the publisher used the finest materials, thick hosho paper and specially mixed inks. The printing quality is extraordinary and incorporates raised printing, burnishing, metallic embellishment, mica and gofun. The effect is quite breathtaking and imparts an almost three-dimensional quality to the images.
Price: (SOLD)

 

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