Threatening a Beauty

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Threatening a Beauty by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Threatening a Beauty

Comments - Dramatic kabuki scene of a commoner threatening a beauty in a garden, raising his sword above his head as he frowns at her angrily. She scrambles backwards on the ground, turning her head away as she throws one hand out in self-defense. At left, a man climbs through the foliage, grimacing as he watches the confrontation. He wears a plaid kimono over a red under robe, the back tucked up for easier movement, a white cloth wrapped about his head. A stone lantern and pine tree frame the scene at right, with a stream bordered by wooden pilings beyond. Nice expressive figure in an attractive landscape setting, detailed with soft shading on the night sky.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Diagonal folds. A few repairs and creases, staining. Please see photos for details.

Threatening a Beauty by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Threatening a Beauty by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)