Comments - Fantastic scene from the kabuki play "Onnagori goshiki no Hanakago" of a samurai confronting a demon standing atop a rocky outcropping, leaning forward as she clutches her neck as if choking, her face turning blue as a sign of her impending death. Her hair falls wildly over the edge of the cliff in a dramatic curve, knocking a man onto his back. At left, a samurai leans forward with an angry frown, holding his sword at his side, waiting to strike at the witch. He wears a black outer kimono patterned with maple leaves over a red under robe, his thick hair pulled into a bushy topknot. From left, the actors are Seki Sanjuro III and Nakamura Utaemon IV. A great supernatural design.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 19 1/8"
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Two separate panels, backed with paper. Horizontal centerfold. Small loss at edge, repaired. Slight curling, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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