Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as the Tobacconist Kihachi by Utagawa Kunisada
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)(1786–1864)
Woodblock Prints Title: Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as the Tobacconist Kihachi
1st Publication: 1857
Size: Oban: 14" x 9-1/2" (35.5 x 24 cm)
Date of this edition: 1857
Publisher: Tsutaya Jizang
Condition: Vertical centerfold now flattened. A small hole unrestored, else fine. Very good colors, impression, and overall condition.
Notes: This is the center panel of a triptych representing a ghost of Kumogiri Nizaemon appearing in a wisp of yellow smoke arising from the severed head carried by the dog at lower left.
Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.
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