Otani Tomoemon Yukijiro (Otani Tomoemon as the Sprit of Snow)

Shunsen Natori


Truly beautiful "Yakusha-e" (Kabuki actor) print by Shunsen Natori (1886-1960). Published by Watanabe. "Otani Tomoemon (Actor's name) , Yukijoro (name in this kabuki drama) , showa 26 nen 12 gatsu saku (December 1951) " on the right margin. "Bichosai Shunsen" with red seal on the right of image. Please notice beautiful baren marks and silver mica on the background. This is very romantic image. Watanabe M seal on verso as shown. This seal is rarely seen. M seal is called "Gift seal"

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 10 and 7/8 inches wide by 16 inches tall (27.6 x 40.6 cm)
Image size: 9 and 3/4 inches wide by 14 and 1/2 inches tall (25 x 37 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Showa 26 nen 1951.
Signed: Bichosai Shunsen with red seal on the right.
Condition: Excellent condition