Kunisada (Magicians)
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The Skull


Artist: Kunisada (Magicians)
Date: February 1864
Size/Format: Oban Tate-e, 14.25 by 9.75 inches
Description: From the series, Toyokuni kigo kijutsu kurabe. The actor Bando Mitsugoro VI as Shiragikumaru.
Series: A Contest of Magic Scenes
Publisher: Hirayano Shinzo
Condition: Slight trimming, otherwise pristine. Retains Japanese album backing.
Impression: Fine with extensive burnishing and mica application
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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