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.
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