Riding a Horse through a Flood, 1883

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Riding a Horse through a Flood, 1883 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Riding a Horse through a Flood, 1883

Comments - Great kabuki scene of a samurai riding his dapple horse through deep floodwaters. Wearing armor and a helmet, he raises his riding crop with one hand as he frowns angrily at a young beauty clinging to the trunk of a pine tree. She lifts her chin defiantly while the samurai at right seems quite agitated. The undulating water reaches up to the horse's chest, filling the background beneath a dramatic red sky. From left, the actors are Onoe Kikugoro, Onoe Taganojo, and Ichikawa Sadanji. An intriguing design with large colorful figures.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 5/8"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Slightly shiny rubbed area in right panel. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

Riding a Horse through a Flood, 1883 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Riding a Horse through a Flood, 1883 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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