Confrontation at the Water's Edge

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Confrontation at the Water's Edge by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Confrontation at the Water's Edge

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of a confrontation taking place at the water's edge. In the center, a warrior wearing a black vest decorated with a dragon and clouds over a suit of armor stretches out a narrow rope between his hands, scowling angrily at the fellow at right. He lifts his woven hat with a worried frown, wears a coat with a pleated red collar over a white kimono with an embossed geometric pattern shaded in yellow. In the center, a beauty smiles as she watches him, while another samurai at left turns his head away from the group as he clutches a cloth-wrapped parcel. In the distance, ships appear in gray silhouette with colorful red lanterns atop poles. The first time we've seen this handsome design.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 27 7/8" + top margin as shown

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

Confrontation at the Water's Edge by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Confrontation at the Water's Edge by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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