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Ukiyo-e Faces - Kabuki Hero

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KITANO Tsunetomi, Japanese
Ukiyo-e Faces - Kabuki Hero, 1920
ink and colors on paper
6 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. (16.76 x 14.22 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Taisho (Japan, 1912-1925)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2014.1.12

From the series, "Ukiyo-e no Kao" ("The Face of Ukiyo-e"). Tsunetomi's rendition of a Kabuki hero by Utagawa Toyokuni I. Tsunetomi had a unique, elegant, and subtle style. He did not produce many works and his prints are rare.

This print bears the artists signature "Tsunetomi."

ink, colors, and mica on paper

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