Kiyochika: Four Faces, including monk with bad skin, upper right (Sold)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Four Faces, including monk with bad skin, upper right
Series: One Hundred Faces: Supplement to Thirty-Two Faces (Sanjûnisô tsuika Hyakumensô)_
Date: 1883 (Meiji 16)
A twisting moustache; An assumed air of importance; Glanced, pretending not to see; A spectator at a Sumo Match. Two men and two women are parodied with acute skill, the woman lower left in a bathhouse, looking without looking like she is looking. This series was inspired by a vaudeville act, and also in turn inspired a series staged by the kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjurô IX in April of 1883. There were a total of seventeen sheets in this supplemental series.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Hara Taneaki
Literature: See Henry Smith’s book, page 60, figs. 65 & 66.
Signature: Kiyochika hitsu