KUNICHIKA (1835-1900). Five kabuki actors. (Sold)
Artist: Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)
Subject: Five kabuki actors. The checkered design in the background was a popular pattern during the late Edo period known as Benkei-jima.
Title: Tōsei sakari Hinode no itsu soro
Signature: Kunichika hitsu and Toshidama seal.
Date: IV/1867. Censor seal aratame for the Hare Year, fourth month.
Publisher: Gusokuya Kahei
Block-cutter: Hori Ei
Size: Five oban tate-e, 36x24 cm. each sheet.
Medium: Woodblock color print.
Remarks: Another impression is in the Collection of the Waseda University Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum. Two sheets are in the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
Conditions: Fine impression, colour and condition.
Item no: C 990