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Kunichika@Actor Selections for the 12 Zodiac Signs, Rat and Ox

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Item No A1-94-061-19
Title Actor Selections for the 12 Zodiac Signs, Rat and Ox
Artist Kunichika
Date 1869
Condition Foxing,Rubbing,Backed
Size 23.5~35cm
Price $139.43
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Kunichika
1835-1900
Ukiyoe painter. Also referred to as Kachoro, Ichiosai, Hoshunro, and others as Betsugo. After having learned from Toyohara Chikanobu and worked on the drawing applied on the battledore, he became a pupil of Toyokuni -III-(Kunisada)">Kunisada I (= Toyokuni III). Produced many actor portraits to show his outstanding talent. In his latest years, he left many actor portraits with seven-tenths of the full length of the figure respecting the traditional format, also he invented a layout positioning an actor with upper-half of the body on a triptych screen. His creation features are an elaborate depiction in the subjectfs facial expression and taking a form of battledore.