Young Samurai with a Gun, 1882

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Young Samurai with a Gun, 1882 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Young Samurai with a Gun, 1882

Comments - Handsome kabuki scene of a group along the shore, the young samurai in the center holding a gun. He looks over his shoulder with an angry frown, a white sash tied around his forehead. He is flanked by two men in armor, the fellow at the right shielding his eyes with his hand as he scans the horizon. Beside him, a Chinese beauty wearing a robe trimmed with ruffles holds out a lacquer with two small cups of sake on it. At upper left, a large steam ship can be seen, smoke pouring from its stack. From left, the actors are Arashi Rikan, Onoe Kikugoro, and Bando Kakitsu as Ishida Mitsunari, and Iwai Matsunosuke as Osen. Nice large expressive figures, with vibrant color and wonderful detail. The first time we've offered this Chikanobu design.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight soiling, a few creases and small stains. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Young Samurai with a Gun, 1882 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Young Samurai with a Gun, 1882 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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