Elderly Woman with a Sword, 1892

by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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Elderly Woman with a Sword, 1892 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Original Kunisada III (1848 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
Elderly Woman with a Sword, 1892

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of an elderly woman holding a sword tucked at her side, tilting her head and looking slyly up at the samurai beside her. He glares at her with a tight-lipped frown as he pushes his sleeve at. At right, an elegantly dressed nobleman watches the pair closely, his brows furrowed, while the beauty at left leans forward with a slight smile. The room opens onto a garden with a stone lantern beside a pond and a blossoming cherry tree. Nicely detailed with embossing on the matron's white hair, burnishing on the black areas of the beauty's obi, and accents of metallic pigment that have oxidized to a dark tone.

Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Image Size - 14 3/8" x 28" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small repair, a few creases at edges. Please see photos for details.

Elderly Woman with a Sword, 1892 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Elderly Woman with a Sword, 1892 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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