Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Magician Jiraiya and Senso Dojin, 1881
Comments - Great kabuki scene from the play "Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari" of the young thief and magician, Jiraiya, reading a long message held up by the elderly hermit Senso Dojin. The young man frowns angrily as he looks up at Dojin. the old man holding up one end of the paper. He looks up as a bird flies across the night sky above a waterfall, his long white hair and beard falling over his shoulders and chest, dressed in a garment made of leaves. A separate scene at left shows a beauty with a book in her hand smiling sweetly down at a young girl at her side. A striking design, beautifully detailed with a burnished check pattern on Jiraiya's black kimono and embossing on Dojin's hair and beard.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few holes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.