Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ichikawa Danjuro IX as a Warrior in Battle, 1892
Comments - Dramatic kabuki portrait of Ichikawa Danjuro IX as a warrior in the midst of battle, caught in a hail of arrows. He draws his sword back above his head with one hand, slicing through an arrow in midair, grimacing angrily. He clutches a few arrows in his other hand, wearing a fine suit of armor over a yellow kimono with a purple floral pattern. A white sash is tied around his long hair, the ends fluttering in the wind behind him. A mountain appears in silhouette against the dark night sky at upper left. A fantastic design with the large, colorful figure dominating the composition. The first time we've seen this Kunichika design.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14" x 28" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few losses at edges and holes, tear at edge, repaired. Creasing and wrinkling, slight soiling and rubbing. Please see photos for details.