by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Paper Model Sets - Fuji Arts is pleased to offer a terrific group of complete and uncut paper model sets. These entertaining 19th century prints were designed to be cut apart and formed into three-dimensional models. An inset cartouche provides an example of the finished scene once assembled. Using the scene as a guide, the model builder could cut out the different components of the scene from the prints and create the model. Sets usually include a variety of figures, accessories, and background elements, brightly colored and nicely detailed, with subjects ranging from kabuki plays to famous samurai battles.
Not many complete sets survive. Collectors are lucky to own a single print from a model set - a complete paper model scene is an almost unprecedented opportunity. These are incredibly rare pieces and would make a terrific addition to any collection. Take advantage of this great opportunity before it passes you by - bid now!
Comments - Terrific three panel kabuki paper model set of two tattooed heroes from the Suikoden battling with long wooden clubs in a snowy landscape. At right Kyumonryu Shishin, whose nickname is "Nine Tattooed Dragons," grips his weapon upright with both hands, his hair flying wildly around his face. At left, the "Flower Priest" Rochishin thrusts his club forward at his enemy. The extensive winter setting includes a snowy temple courtyard with tower, surrounded by snow-covered pine trees. Great color in this lively scene. A fantastic choice for a paper model collector or anyone interested in classic warrior subjects.
Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Image Size - Each panel 13 7/8" x 9 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Three separate panels. Bright and clean. One small hole in top corner from previous string binding, as is usual for paper model prints. Paperclip rust marks in top margins, a few light creases at edges. Please see photos for details.