Utagawa Yoshiiku
Japanese (1833-1904)
Moon Silhouette of Kabuki Actor Ganhachi, 1867
Color woodblock
13×9 IN.

From the series "Makoto no Tsuki Hana no Sugata-e." Signed on block left center: "Chosoro Yoshiiku-sha"; series title inscribed on block upper left. Aratame censor seal lower left. Publisher's seal lower left: Maru-ya Tokuzou. A fine oban impression in fine condition with trimmed margins.
Main image is the silhouette of the kabuki actor Ganhachi with his poem in his handwriting with his seal "Ganhachi"; inset is a portrait of Ganhachi.

$ 550