Woodblock Print of the English Balloonist Spencer as portrayed by Onoe Kikugoro V in kabuki play
[Japan] Wonderful woodblock print by Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) from his series, 'One Hundred Roles of Baiko', which shows the kabuki actor Onoe Kikugoro V (known as Baiko) performing his role as the English balloonist Percival Spencer (1864-1913), who famously flew in a balloon over Ueno, Tokyo in 1890, to the amazement of the crowds below.
Tokyo. Published by Fukuda Kumajiro. 1894.
Single print as issued. 37.7 x 25.8cm.
In very good to fine condition. A hint of age wear only. Untrimmed and unbacked. u34111301