Immortal Beating a Beauty, 1853

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Immortal Beating a Beauty, 1853 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Immortal Beating a Beauty, 1853

Comments - Interesting scene of an imaginary kabuki performance. At right, the immortal Arara Sennin beats a beauty with his walking staff. Dressed in ragged robes and a girdle made of leaves, the shaggy unkempt man grimaces angrily, his face contorted with rage as he raises the stick high while grabbing the woman by the collar. She struggles to get away, a pail of water spilled on the ground nearby. In the center, a samurai reacts with alarm, reaching forward with both hands, while the woman sitting on the bank alongside a waterfall smiles and waves happily, a child playing with a wind wheel on her lap. At left, a deity holding a golden lotus appears in a cloud of smoke to provide assistance. The right panel features Morita Kan'ya XI as Arara Sennin and Iwai Kumesaburo III. A fascinating subject with a striking natural setting.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 1/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small wormholes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

Immortal Beating a Beauty, 1853 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Immortal Beating a Beauty, 1853 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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