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Ichikawa Shocho II as Oman

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Ichikawa Shocho II as Oman
by Yamamura Koka (1885-1942) Toyonari

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Artist: Yamamura Koka (1885-1942) Toyonari 山村耕花
Title: Ichikawa Shocho II as Oman
Series: Flowers of the Theatrical World
Date 1st edition?1922
Publisher 1st edition?Watanabe 渡辺
Publisher (this edition)?Watanabe 渡辺
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 41524
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:

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Shin hanga: Shocho Ichikawa II as Ohman
Lot AU20
Artist: Toyonari (Yamamura Koka)

Format: Large oban tate-e: 16.25" x 11.25" approx

Subject: From the series, Rien no Hana Kagatobi - Flowers of the Theatrical World.

Kabuki actor Ichikawa Shocho II in the onnagata - male as female, role of the beauty Matsutsuta no Ohman.

Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo

Date: 1921

Condition: Full size. Light unobtrusive horizontal crease towards base. Generally fine state.

Colour: Fine

Impression: Fine with a finely crushed silver mica background (one of only two prints from the twelve in the series which have mica)

Other Notes: Embossed with the number sixty-nine from the only editon of 150 produced prints. Prints from this series are very rare as the blocks were destroyed in Tokyo's 1923 earthquake.

Estimated Value: £1000 - £1400

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