by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
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Distraught Boatman and Kidnapped Beauty, 1847 - 1852 - Dramatic kabuki portrait of a distraught boatman grimacing as he looks up, his hands thrown out beside him in alarm. His long wet hair streams over his shoulders, and he is bleeding from a cut to the top of his head. He wears a tie-dyed shirt in a pattern favored by boatmen over a black undergarment, a striped sash tied around his waist. In the distance at upper left, a man rows away in a boat with a kidnapped beauty aboard, the seated woman bound with rope with a gag around her mouth. A great expressive figure with fine detail in hair and bokashi shading in the water.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Large loss at edge, small thinning spot, repaired. Soiling, slight toning and rubbing, a few creases, stains. Please see photos for details.
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