Artist: Yamamura Koka
Title: Ichikawa Shocho II as Oman
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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