Classic Fuji Arts | Switch to the New Fuji Arts Site!

Fuji Arts Japanese Prints
 Advanced Search
 Contact Us Help Register Login 
 
 
Home Meet Fuji Arts Tour Our Office Contact Us
Shop Fixed Price Shop Standard Auctions
The Earth Spider, 1887 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Item Number: 997919

Mail this auction to a friend You must be signed in to add items to your watchlist
Item Type: Fixed Price Item
Item Category: Meiji Era, 1868 - 1912
Item Number: 997919
Price: $635.00
   


The Earth Spider, 1887 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Earth Spider, 1887

Comments - Fantastic kabuki scene from the story of the tsuchigumo or earth spider, one of the most famous Japanese folktales. The great warrior Minamoto no Yorimitsu, known as Raiko, fell ill with a fever and dreamed of an earth spider preparing to cast a web over him. He struck at it with his sword and immediately recovered from his fever, chasing the ground spider to its lair and killing it with the aid of his retainers. The spirit of the ground spider takes center stage, raising a red and white striped pole above his face as Yorimitsu's retainer Yasumasa thrusts a sword at him. His distinctive stage makeup and flowing black hair give him an imposing, mysterious appearance. Yorimitsu watches solemnly from the right, the agitated beauty Kocho kneeling below him. From left, the actors are Nakamura Shikan, Onoe Kikugoro, Nakamura Fukusuke as Kocho, and Bando Kakitsu. A terrific image detailed with fine line work and soft shading on the night sky.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Horizontal folds. A couple small repairs, a few creases. Please see photos for details.


The Earth Spider, 1887 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

The Earth Spider, 1887 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

shipping info  |  privacy policy  |  help  |  contact
 
320 S. Main St., Suite B
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734.994.3335
classic.fujiarts.com
© 2016 Fuji Arts. All Rights Reserved