Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Confrontation near a Bridge
Comments - Interesting kabuki scene showing two men in an angry confrontation near a bridge. The man at left leans forward aggressively with a tight-lipped frown. He wears a striking black kimono with a burnished check pattern, pine branches, and raindrops. The fellow at right glares back at him, his hair cropped short. The beauty in the center tries to intervene, smiling and holding her hand out in a stopping gesture. Rendered in bold calligraphic strokes on a stitched curtain, a bridge arches across the background and a tree rises at right. Includes faint cloth embossing on the curtain. A terrific design with large figures and an unusual setting.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 27 7/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. A few wormholes, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and rubbing, a few creases. Please see photos for details.