Comments - Fantastic kabuki triptych depicting a gathering of magicians calling up supernatural creatures. At right, a princess smiles over her shoulder as she unrolls a scroll with a large spider sitting on it. Ichikawa Danjuro IX appears at the young magician and thief Jiraiya at left, gripping a shakujou, a pilgrim's staff topped with a ringed finial. The men are surrounded with fantastic animals, including a giant toad, a slug, a dragon, a tiger and a bat. A terrific dramatic image, with expressive faces and fine detail, including delicate embossing on the beauty's white kimono collar and the scroll.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Horizontal centerfold. Creasing, stain, small mark on beauty's face. Please see photos for details.
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