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Onoe Kikugoro as Benten

Onoe Kikugoro as Benten
by Kokei Tsuruya (b. 1946)

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Artist: Kokei Tsuruya (b. 1946)
Title: Onoe Kikugoro as Benten
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Not Set
Format (this edition): Not Set
DB artwork code: 38604
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Monday, 7 November 2005

Title Onoe Kikugoro as Benten
limited edition
Artist Kokei Tsuruya born 1946
Seal Artist's oval seal.
Dated 1995
Technique/Medium Woodblock print
Impression very good … self printed on a very thin translucent Japanese Gampi paper
Colors excellent … solid gray mica background
Condition excellent … very good, minor paper loss on both upper corner where a tape was fixed.
Edition Size 90
Numbered 30 / 90
Description Kabuki actor, Onoe Kikugoro VII is in the role of Benten Kozo Kikunosuke (a deranged kid from a wealthy family) disguised as a woman in the play, "Shiranami Go-nin Otoko". He is showing red and blue flower tattoo on the left upper arm. Cherry blossoms represents brevity, beauty and the transient nature of things.
Note Art object number 153.
Width 10.0 inches = 25.5 cm
Height 15.6 inches = 39.5 cm

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