you have 0 items in your cart

NATORI SHUNSEN - Japanese Woodblock Print - KABUKI ACTOR 1925

Availability: 1 available

Natori Shunsen
Nakamura Kichiemon as Mitsuhide from the series: Thirty-Six Portraits of Actors in Various Roles
1925, published by Watanabe
Size: full oban, approx. 10.875" x 16"
Condition: VG, light mat line from previous framing, minor creases in margin
Impression: Fine, solid key lines, nice surface texture, tight registration
Color: Fine, deep saturated color and bleed through to verso

About Natori Shunsen (1886-1960)
Shunsen developed an interest in kabuki actor portraits while working as an illustrator for the newspaper Asahi Shimbun. Around 1925 he met the publisher Shozaburo Watanabe and the two collaborated on a series of 36 portraits of the leading kabuki actors of the day. This series contained some of Shunsen's finest work, which Watanabe lavishly produced in limited editions and sold by subscription. The production of the series lasted through 1929 and was followed by a supplementary series of another 15 prints through 1931. He created no other prints of actors until 1951 when he and Watanabe collaborated again on a series of 30 more actor prints through 1954. Shunsen is considered to be the last master of the art of kabuki yakusha-e ("actor pictures").

    Payment Terms
  • Official PayPal Seal
    Please feel free to email us through the eBay message system with any questions.

    WE PREFER PAYPAL, but in the event that you do not have a Paypal account we will accept payment through the mail. Please contact us through eBay for the mailing address. Items purchased will be shipped only to the address on the eBay account. State of New York residents are required to pay 8% sales tax.

    International payments must be made with Paypal. If payment has not been received within 7 days of the end of the purchase, a Non-Paying Bidder report will be filed with eBay unless other arrangements have been made with the seller.

    SHIPPING - Domestic shipping costs are listed on the item's eBay page. Domestic U.S. buyers may combine prints (sorry NOT BOOKS or books with prints) purchased within a 7-day period. Additional prints shipped domestically are $2.50 each. International shipping costs are listed on the item's eBay page, and additional prints shipped internationally are $4.50 each. When combining prints into one shipment the highest shipping rate applies plus any additional item fees as listed on the auction page. This includes items listed as free shipping when combined with items requiring postage. Seller is not responsible for any customs fees or VAT that may be incurred by international buyers.
    RETURNS - We try to present each item accurately. If you have a question, please contact us through the eBay message system for clarification prior to bidding. If you are unhappy with your print for any reason, you may return it within 14 days of the date you received it for a full refund less shipping/handling charges.
    FEEDBACK - Once you have left your feedback, and we are sure you are satisfied with your item, our positive feedback response is automatically left on your eBay feedback account. Your positive feedback triggers our automated positive response.
    Shipping Terms

inkFrog logoinkFrog logo
inkfrog terapeak


inkFrog Analytics