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Ichikawa Danjuro VIII


Artist: Kunisada (Magicians)
Date: December 1862
Size/Format: Oban Tate-e (14.5 by 9.75 ins)
Description: From the series, Toyokuni kigo kijutsu kurabe. The actor Ichikawa Danjuro VIII in role.
Series: A Contest of Magic Scenes
Publisher: Hiranoya Shinzo
Condition: Slight trimming, otherwise pristine.
Impression: Fine, with strong visible wood-grain
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: £1100    ORDER

 

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