by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Series; Mirror of Warriors of Our Country
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction
Jiraiya, 1855 - Fantastic portrait of the folk hero and magician Jiraiya loading a hand cannon to battle an enormous snake. He looks up with a frown as the serpent writhes above him, its tongue flickering out of its mouth. At center right, a giant toad climbs up the rocks along the edge of a rushing waterfall. A practitioner of toad magic, Jiraiya, which means "Young Thunder," was angered at the snake for eating his friends the toads, and was determined to kill it. A great image of this legendary samurai.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14" x 9 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Large loss, slight separation along vertical centerfold, a few holes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, rubbing, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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