Meiji era Original Japanese Woodblock Print Set
Kabuki Confrontation Paper Model Set, 1894
Paper Model Sets - Fuji Arts is pleased to offer a terrific group of complete and uncut paper model sets. These entertaining 19th century prints were designed to be cut apart and formed into three-dimensional models. An inset cartouche provides an example of the finished scene once assembled. Using the scene as a guide, the model builder could cut out the different components of the scene from the prints and create the model. Sets usually include a variety of figures, accessories, and background elements, brightly colored and nicely detailed, with subjects ranging from kabuki plays to famous samurai battles.
Not many complete sets survive. Collectors are lucky to own a single print from a model set - a complete paper model scene is an almost unprecedented opportunity. These are incredibly rare pieces and would make a terrific addition to any collection. Take advantage of this great opportunity before it passes you by - bid now!
Comments - Handsome, complete three panel paper model set featuring a scene of a young warrior confronting a samurai on horseback near the foot of a bridge. The three panels feature additional samurai, along with an elderly couple, and a setting of a bridge flanked by willow trees and a small shop, with the river and landscape along the far shore. Nice expressive figures, detailed with touches of metallic silver pigment.
Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - Each panel approximately 13 5/8" x 8 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This item with separate panels. Bright and clean. One small hole in top corner from previous string binding, as is usual for paper model prints. Please see photos for details.