Toyohara KUNICHIKA (1829-1900)

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Kunichika Actor Print digital photo (FRONT) Kunichika Mirror of Good and Evil, digital photo
Unsigned, probably by Toyohara KUNICHIKA
Actor (probably one of triptych)

Circa 1860s or 1870s
Vertical Oban

Price: $100    

Good to very good impression and very good color,
with burnishing on black lower L, good woodgrain especially in grey and some in red in sky.  Probably trimmed;  backed with Japanese tissue.  Numerous small holes repaired (visible in full-resolution photo) with small pieces of  the same print (especially in kimono).

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Series: Mirror of Good and Evil Spirits
 (Zen-aku kijin kagami)
probably Ichikawa Sadanji, in role

Publisher: Tsunoi

Vertical Oban

Price: $140       

Good impression, very good color.   Shell mica in black bokashi at top. Backed with Japanese tissue.  Thin (< 1mm) album strip remnant on front L, could likely be removed with care.  Some minor wrinkles from backing or handling.  Trimmed to edge of image L, some margin trimming bottom and R.  Signed Toyohara Kunichika hitsu with
red circular toshidama seal in large cartouche L, censor's kiwame seal above, unread block-cutter cartouche and then publisher/date cartouche to R of signature.

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