Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Maboroshi (The Wizard), Chapter 41
Series; Ukiyo-e Comparisons of the Cloudy Chapters of Genji, 1845 - 1846
Maboroshi (The Wizard), Chapter 41 - Incredible kabuki scene showing the wicked magician Nikki Danjo Naonori, who transformed himself into a giant rat in order to steal a scroll. The magician appears in a cloud of smoke, frowning as he looks over his shoulder. He wears formal court robes, his long pants trailing onto the floor around him. A great expressive image of this famous kabuki character with soft shading adding a sense of dimension to the smoke.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight toning and soiling, slight rubbing at edges. Some prints have stitching holes at side or a few wormholes, repaired. Please see photos for details.