Comments - Dramatic kabuki scene of Kan Shojo on Mt. Tenpai evoking a thunderstorm during his exile on the island of Kyushu. He holds up a pole with a cloth tied to it as a thundercloud appears and jagged bolts of lightning zigzag across the night sky. Gusts of wind blow his hair wildly about his head as two young samurai look on, and a boatman grips an oar at lower left. A bold design with a large expressive figure and fine line work in the hair. Includes faint embossing on Kan Shojo's white outer robe that is pushed down below his waist, and a geometric pattern in metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on his white kimono.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 27 3/8"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels, partially backed with paper. A couple large tears, repaired. Slight rippling, a few stains. Please see photos for details.
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