Onoe Kikugoro as Sumizome, the Spirit of the Cherry Tree, 1872

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Onoe Kikugoro as Sumizome, the Spirit of the Cherry Tree, 1872 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Onoe Kikugoro as Sumizome, the Spirit of the Cherry Tree, 1872

Comments - Handsome kabuki portrait of Onoe Kikugoro as Sumizome in the play "The Snow Bound Barrier of Love." In the story, a beautiful courtesan Sumizome mysteriously appears when a barrier guard attempts to chop down a cherry tree. She is actually the spirit of the cherry tree, ready to do battle to protect the tree. Here, the beauty blocks the ancient tree, dressed in a red kimono patterned with pink cherry blossoms, gripping a branch as a weapon. A great design with a large expressive figure.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a few small spots, a few light creases at edges. Please see photos for details.

Onoe Kikugoro as Sumizome, the Spirit of the Cherry Tree, 1872 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Onoe Kikugoro as Sumizome, the Spirit of the Cherry Tree, 1872 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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