Benkei Fighting a Magic Fox, circa 1848 - 1850 - Great image of the warrior monk Musashibo Benkei, Minamoto no Yoshitsune's loyal retainer, fighting a magic fox. Tossing his sword before him, Benkei grimaces angrily as he leans back on one leg, standing barefoot in the snow. The fox leaps high in the air at right, snarling as it looks at the samurai. A lively action scene from a rarely seen Kuniyoshi series.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Vertical folds at side. Slight thinning at edge, wormholes, repaired. Creasing, wrinkling, toning, soiling. Please see photos for details.
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