Fight on a Buddhist Statue, 1861

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Fight on a Buddhist Statue, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Fight on a Buddhist Statue, 1861

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Fight on a Buddhist Statue, 1861 - Fantastic triptych depicting the samurai Inada Kozo defending himself against several of attackers on a giant Buddhist statue. He balances across the arms of the figure, simultaneously grabbing a chain flung at him by one opponent while struggling against a policeman thrusts an iron truncheon around his neck from behind. A blow from his sword has sent another attacker tumbling head over heels towards the ground below. At lower right, a nobleman perches calmly on the leg of the sculpture, quietly watching the action. Nakamura Shikan IV plays Inada Kozo. A dramatic scene with a bold composition, the action in the foreground overlooking an expansive view of the water beyond.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 28"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Slight toning and soiling, a few small spots and marks. Please see photos for details.

Fight on a Buddhist Statue, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Fight on a Buddhist Statue, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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