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Paul Binnie, Scottish, b. 1967
The Famous 18 Plays: The Thunder God
(Kabuki ju-hachiban: Narukami)
kappazuri (stencil print) on black washi paper with highlights in gold and silver pigment; signed in the composition, Binnie, signed and numbered at bottom margin in red crayon, Paul Binnie 21/80, followed by artist's seal bin-ni, and date seal Heisei roku-nen (Heisei 6 ), ca. June 1994
dai oban tate-e 18 1/4 by 12 3/8 in., 46.5 by 31.5 cm
This composition is the fourth from the series Kabuki ju-hachiban (The Famous 18 Plays) and depicts the titular character transformed into a thunder god from the play Narukami (The Thunder God).
Paul Binnie: A Dialogue with the Past - The First 100 Japanese Prints, 2007, p. 56, no. 14