Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Battle outside a Castle Kabuki Paper Model Set
Paper Model Prints - These entertaining prints are exceeding rare as they were designed to be cut and assembled into a paper model. As they were intended to be disassembled, the artists never signed these prints. These prints transform into scenes of castles and mansions, landscapes and classic interiors, samurai and fantastic creatures - they are incredible unique pieces and would make a terrific addition to a collection.
Comments - Terrific five panel paper model set featuring a battle outside a castle from a kabuki play. Warriors fight with swords and spears as an archer perched in a tree at right fires arrows down at the enemy. In the background, a few travelers hurry to get out of the way of the conflict, running past the castle complex surrounded by a moat. Wonderful color and detail, including silver metallic pigment on many of the swords. A lively scene and a great choice for a collector.
Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - Each panel 13 5/8" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Five separate panels. One small hole in top corner from previous string binding, as is common for paper model prints. Small tear at edge. Slight soiling and a few creases at edges. Please see photos for details