Original Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874) Japanese Woodblock Print
Nakamura Shikan as an Angry Warrior, 1868
Comments - Bold kabuki portrait of Nakamura Shikan as an angry warrior, glaring at a young samurai standing atop a wicker trunk or chest at right. He wears a black robe with a burnished pattern over a suit of armor, and holds a patterned gray cloth in one hand and a pole arm in the other. The youth frowns back at him with a sword in hand and one foot in the air as if ready to attack. Hear wears a vest over his armor and pants decorated with a red torii lacquer fence and torii gate from a shrine. A terrific design with the large figure dominating the composition. The first time we've seen this kabuki triptych.
Artist - Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874) Image Size - 14" x 28 5/8" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Creasing and wrinkling, slight toning and soiling, a few spots. Please see photos for details.