The Fifty-three Stations: The Crossroads at Kusatsu, 1854

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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The Fifty-three Stations: The Crossroads at Kusatsu, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Fifty-three Stations: The Crossroads at Kusatsu, 1854

Comments - Dramatic kabuki scene of a monk strangling an elderly woman, one leg over her shoulder as he tightens a blue sash around her neck with both hands, a cloth-wrapped parcel caught between his teeth. The woman sinks to the floor, an anguished expression on her face as blood begins to seep from the corners of her mouth. Wisps of smoke drift across the figures and the black night sky, creating an ominous feeling. An unusual subject with expressive figures.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse from previous mounting. Slight soiling, a few creases at edges. Please see photos for details.

The Fifty-three Stations: The Crossroads at Kusatsu, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
The Fifty-three Stations: The Crossroads at Kusatsu, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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