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Volume 6 Number 10 - The Actor Nakamura Kichiemon - 第六巻 第１０ 中村吉右衛門
by Hasui, Kawase (1883-1957) - 川瀬巴水
|Artist:||Hasui, Kawase (1883-1957) - 川瀬巴水|
|Title:||Volume 6 Number 10 - The Actor Nakamura Kichiemon - 第六巻 第１０ 中村吉右衛門|
|Series:||Entertainment Photo Book - 演芸写真帖|
|Date:||1927 October (this artwork: First edition)|
|Publisher:||Taisho News Agency - 大正通信社|
|Medium:||Machine Printing - 印刷|
|Format:||Aiban - 合判, 30.5 x 22cm (sheet size)|
|Condition:||Very good. One short 8mm tear in the bottom margin. A little age toning and soiling. Kuchie: fine.|
|Notes:||Rarely seen Kabuki magazine "Entertainment Photo Book". The magazine cover is a Kabuki actor print designed by Kawase Hasui, while internally the magazines also contain a Kabuki actor kuchi-e by Hasui (listed separately on this site). The printing technique is probably a hybrid lithograph/offset (common in the Taisho-era). Along with the Hasui scenes, the magazine contains numerous high-quality images of Kabuki actors, Kabuki theatres, etc., as well as Kabuki-related articles.
This magazine is in amazingly good condition for its age, having been contained in and protected by a hard cover magazine folder. Surviving prints from this series are extremely rare. The only examples I have previously seen are badly damaged and are contained in the recently published reference "Kawase Hasui - 130th Anniversary Exhibition Catalogue".
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