Comments - Intriguing kabuki scene of a warrior in armor protectively cradling a tiny baby swathed in red cloth to his chest. He frowns as he looks up at a wild-haired samurai at right who scowls back at him, a knife in his hand. At left, a third samurai shields his eyes with his hand as he scans the horizon, a concerned expression on his face. The banners and standards of approaching troops can be seen in the background, the hillsides framed by pine trees. Wonderfully expressive figures with great interaction between the characters, and terrific detail in the hairstyles. Includes metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the blades of the naginata and spear.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small loss, a few small tears at edges, repaired. Slight toning, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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