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Framed Print : Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi): (Ichimura Kakitsu IV as) Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune), 8th month, 1866 (ink and colour on paper)

Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi): (Ichimura Kakitsu IV as) Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune), 8th month, 1866 (ink and colour on paper)


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Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi): (Ichimura Kakitsu IV as) Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune), 8th month, 1866 (ink and colour on paper)

8599107 Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi): (Ichimura Kakitsu IV as) Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune), 8th month, 1866 (ink and colour on paper) by Kunichika, Toyohara (1835-1900); 34.9x22.5 cm; Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, USA; ( From the series Matches for the Kana Syllables (Mitate iroha awase), 8th month
By Toyohara Kunichika - Edo period
Woodblock print); National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution

Media ID 33087470

© National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution / Bridgeman Images

Arthur M Cultural Costume Drum Edo Period Edo Period 1603 1868 Fire Brigade Fire Fighter Fire Fighters Fire Fighting Fire Service Firefighter Firefighters Firefighting Fireman Firemen Fires Fighters Firewoman Firewomen Folk Dress Muller Collection Nationa Costume Robert O Sackler Gallery Symbole Symbolic Imagery Symbolical Representation Symbology Tokugawa Period Traditional Clothes Traditional Clothing Traditional Costumes Asiae Symbols Traditional Costume Words

18"x14" Modern Frame

Experience the rich history of Japanese culture with our exquisite framed print from Media Storehouse, featuring the iconic image of "Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune)" by Kunichika, also known as Ichimura Kakitsu IV. This stunning work of art, originally created in the 19th century using ink and color on paper, is now available as a museum-quality framed print from Bridgeman Images through Fine Art Finder. Immerse yourself in the intrigue and beauty of this traditional Japanese portrait and bring a piece of history into your home or office. Each print is carefully framed and shipped with the utmost care to ensure its preservation and your satisfaction.

16x12 Print in an MDF Wooden Frame with 180 gsm Satin Finish Paper. Glazed using shatter proof thin plexiglass. Frame thickness is 1 inch and depth 0.75 inch. Fluted cardboard backing held with clips. Supplied ready to hang with sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Packaged foam wrapped in a card.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 35.6cm x 40.6cm (14" x 16")

Estimated Product Size is 35.6cm x 45.7cm (14" x 18")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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This print captures the essence of the Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi) during a performance in the 8th month of 1866. The focal point of the image is Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Reizaburō, also known as the Little Fox (Kogitsune). Dressed in vibrant and intricate traditional attire, he exudes an air of mystery and enchantment. The artist, Toyohara Kunichika, skillfully combines ink and color on paper to bring this scene to life. Through his meticulous brushwork, every detail is meticulously rendered - from the delicate folds of fabric to the expressive facial features. This woodblock print is part of a series called Matches for the Kana Syllables (Mitate iroha awase), which showcases Kunichika's mastery in capturing theatrical performances. The composition transports us back to Japan's Edo period, immersing us in its rich cultural heritage. It serves as a testament to both artistic excellence and historical significance. As we gaze upon this artwork housed at Freer Gallery of Art within Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Asian Art collection, we are reminded that art has no boundaries - it transcends time and space. Beyond its aesthetic appeal lies deeper symbolism. The presence of firefighters or fire brigade members signifies bravery and resilience against adversity. Their dedication to protecting lives and property resonates with viewers across cultures. In summary, this remarkable piece by Toyohara Kunichika invites us into a world where tradition meets creativity; where history intertwines with imagination; where art becomes a powerful medium for storytelling.

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