This is a color vibrant 152 Years old Rare & CERTIFIED Original 1870 Japanese Woodblock Print Kunichika Toyohara called "Kabuki Play". Certificate of Authenticity and guaranteed by Matsushita Associates Inc.
This is NOT a Reprint or Reproduction. Note: The Certificate has blacked out section where the price was, it was probably meant to be given as a gift.
This is a portrait of a Kabuki Actor in the 1870s. Not much is known about the actor, no name, which Kabuki Play he was in or which role he played. A nice and cool Portrait Picture of the Great Woodblock Print Artist, Kunichika Toyohara, is in the picture section. I bought this 152 Years old beautiful original Japanese Wood Block Print (along with others) back in September 2016, in Shibuya (Omotesando) Tokyo Japan in the small shop of Matshushita Associates Inc inside the Oriental Bazaar. Mat Board & Wood Block Print --> approx.Wood Block Print --> approx. Japanese Woodblock Print Original vs Reprints vs Reproduction. Prints made during an artist's lifetime from the earliest (original) blocks whose designs were cut from block sketches based on the artist's original drawings. Prints made from the original blocks at various times after the first or earliest editions.
"Reprintings" are synonymous with "restrikes" or reissues. A copy made from recut blocks based on the original design. "Reproductions" are synonymous with copies. Bio of the famous Woodblock Artist.
30 June 1835 - 1 July 1900 was a. Talented as a child, at about thirteen he became a student of Tokyo's then-leading print maker. His deep appreciation and knowledge of. Drama led to his production primarily of. Which are woodblock prints of kabuki actors and scenes from popular plays of the time.
An alcoholic and womanizer, Kunichika also portrayed women deemed beautiful bijinga. , contemporary social life, and a few landscapes and historical scenes.
He worked successfully in the. And carried those traditions into the. To his contemporaries and now to some modern art historians, this has been seen as a significant achievement during a transitional period of great social and political change in Japan's history. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints".
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