Toyohara Kunichika was well known for his kabuki prints and his understanding of kabuki dramas that were popular during the time he was active. He was an artist that was able to make the transition from the Edo to the Meiji period during a period of great upheaval for the country both socially and politically. He started not only to depict more realistic faces of kabuki actors, but also experimented with western single point perspective.
Place where the work was made
colour woodblock print
37.9 x 75.9 cm overall
Gift of Craig Westgate in memory of his grandmother Freda Thomas 2019
Not on display