A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction
Kuniyoshi Prints - One of the great masters of ukiyo-e woodblocks, Kuniyoshi is perhaps best known for his warrior prints, but he worked in a range of subjects. In addition to dramatic samurai and battle scenes, he also created kabuki, beauty, landscape, and comic designs, each expertly drawn and composed. Don't miss this opportunity to acquire a classic woodblock by this great Edo era artist at a low opening bid price.
Examples of Valor, 1847 - Handsome kabuki scene of two lion dancers in the play "Shiki utsushi tosae no futsutsuka." At left, the warrior monk Benkei wears a white wig topped with a blue peony, a sword in one hand and a rope in the other. At right, the lion strikes a pose stretching out his kimono sleeves, one foot atop a diamond patterned platform. From left, the actors are Nakamura Utaemon IV and Ichikawa Ebizo V. An interesting subject.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14" x 19" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Two attached panels, backed with paper. A few small repairs, vertical folds, creasing, rubbing. Please see photos for details.
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