Kunisada (Okubi-e)
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An Actor in Role


Artist: Kunisada (Okubi-e)
Date: March 1860
Size/Format: Oban Tate-e (14.5 by 9.75 ins)
Description: The actor Seki Sanjuro III as Kyogoku Takumi in the play, Hikoyama gongen chikai no sukedachi.
Series: Famous Actors in Role
Publisher: Ebisuya Shoshichi
Condition: Very slight creasing to upper margin, otherwise pristine. Natural oxidisation to upper part of design
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: (SOLD)

 

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