Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki

by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

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Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

Meiji era Japanese Lithograph Print
Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki

Comments - Interesting scene from the kabuki play "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki," based on the Battle of Ichi-no-Tani, in which the young Prince Taira no Atsumori is killed by the Minamoto general Kumagai Naozane. Atsumori appears in a scalloped inset at upper left riding a dappled horse, wearing a magnificent helmet topped with a dragon. His lovely fiancee, Tamaori, is shown on the beach below, holding a naginata as birds fly above the water and a red rays of light radiate from the setting sun on the horizon. This print appears to be an early form of automated color print, perhaps a lithograph or silkscreen. A striking design.

Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)

Image Size - 12 7/8" x 8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Horizontal centerfold. Slight soiling and a few creases at edges. Please see photos for details.

Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki by Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

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