Duel in the Snow

by Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)

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Duel in the Snow by Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)

Original Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882) Japanese Woodblock Print
Duel in the Snow

Comments - Terrific kabuki scene of two samurai battling in the snow, the fellow in the center raising his sword above his head with one hand while pushing away the wrist of his attacker with the other. His enemy lunches towards him, grabbing the elbow of his sword arm as snow showers down over the scene from the pine branches disturbed above. A dynamic and dramatic design, with large colorful figures and a striking setting. Beautifully detailed with a spattering of hand-applied gofun (white pigment) to simulate the flying snow and metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the blades.

Artist - Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 3/4"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Small hole, repaired. Slight toning, offsetting, a few stains. Please see photos for details.

Duel in the Snow by Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)
Duel in the Snow by Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)

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