Toyohara Kunichika "The Actor Ichimura Uzaemon"
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The actor Ichimura Uzaemon from the kabuki play, "A Popular Romance of the Three Kingdoms," is shown with a menacing tattoo of a tattoos of a kitsune (fox-woman) or shapeshifter. Prints from this series are distinctive for their silhouette of a festival in the background.
Series: Parody of the Three Kingdoms
Condition: Lightly trimmed right side, otherwise excellent color and condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 24" x 1/2", Classic Wood, Ebony
Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) was a prolific woodblock print artist whose works portraying kabuki plays and actors are noted for their use of rich, deep colors.