The Oath in the Peach Orchard - Great kabuki portrait of Nakamura Shikan as a Chinese leader in the historical tale "Romance of the Three Kingdoms," a story about the three warring kingdoms in China during the third century. He looks up with a tight-lipped frown as he strokes his beard with one hand. His other hand grips a glaive with a blade issuing from the mouth of a dragon. He wears a green tunic with a dragon and swirling clouds on it, and a purple cloth headdress. A blossoming peach tree frames the blue sky above. A striking design, nicely detailed.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Horizontal centerfold. Small loss at edge, wormhole, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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