Princess Yuki and Dragon

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Princess Yuki and Dragon by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Princess Yuki and Dragon

Comments - Fantastic illustration from the kabuki play "Gion Sairei Shinkoki," which takes place at the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto. The evil samurai Daizen has been holding the lovely Princess Yuki against her will, trying to force her to paint a dragon on the ceiling of the Golden Pavilion. The daughter of a famous artist, Yuki refuses the task, as well as his unwanted advances. He threatens the beauty with his sword, waving the blade before her face as the warrior Tokichi watches from right, preparing to rescue the beauty. Daizen wears a black robe patterned with a rooster with colorful feathers over an embossed white kimono. A dragon appears in the rushing waterfall, the spirit of the dragon that taught Princess Yuki's father the secret of painting. Wonderful detail in the elegant fabrics, including embossing in the white kimono collar and the beauty's white kimono collar, and burnishing in the black robe. A terrific interpretation of this classic kabuki subject.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 26 3/8"

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper. A couple creases, light stain on face.

Princess Yuki and Dragon by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Princess Yuki and Dragon by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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