Original Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882) Japanese Woodblock Print
Frightened Beauty and Trio outside a Shrine, 1881
Comments - Interesting triptych featuring two kabuki scenes. At left, a frightened beauty cowers behind her sleeve as her companion scowls angrily. At right, a beauty is caught between two samurai during a confrontation outside a shrine. She looks over her shoulder with a worried expression as she holds one hand out in a stopping motion trying to intervene as the samurai at right draws his sword. A stone fence and temple gate can be seen behind the trio, with blossoming cherry branches framing the red sky. From left, the actors are Onoe Taganojo, Ichikawa Kuzo, Onoe Taganojo, Kataoka Gado, and Ichikawa Teruzo. A colorful design with expressive figures.
Artist - Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. A few creases. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.