Original Kunisada III (1848 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
Beauty in Armor and Angry Warrior
Comments - Bold kabuki scene of a beauty throwing one hand up in the air as she looks back over her shoulder at an angry warrior on horseback. She wears a pink tunic patterned with the Taira butterfly crest over a purple floral kimono and a suit of armor, a flute in her other hand. The enraged warrior grimaces at her as he waves his fan above his head. The samurai at left watches the confrontation, making no attempt to intervene. Pine trees frame the red sky above, with an arched wooden bridge below. A colorful design with large expressive figures, detailed with burnishing on the black fan.
Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 7/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Small hole, repaired. Slight soiling and ink offsetting, a few stains. Please see photos for details.