Up-to-date Teruuji in an Old Picture at an Old Temple, 1849 - 1851

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Up-to-date Teruuji in an Old Picture at an Old Temple, 1849 - 1851 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Up-to-date Teruuji in an Old Picture at an Old Temple, 1849 - 1851

Comments - Fantastic scene from a kabuki play based on the "Tale of Genji," showing a young couple at an old abandoned temple. The beauty Tasogare kneels on the verandah, clutching a robe in her hand. She leans forward eagerly as her lover Teruuji offers her a towel. Behind the tattered sliding screens at right, the crazed woman Shinonome eavesdrops on the pair, a hannya mask dangling from a cord between her teeth. The horned hannya mask depicts a woman whose jealously has transformed her into a demon. An intriguing subject with the eerie ruined building and a glowing full moon providing a great atmospheric setting.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 1/4"

Condition - Good detail. Large losses at edges, a few holes and thinning spots, repaired. Wrinkling throughout.

Up-to-date Teruuji in an Old Picture at an Old Temple, 1849 - 1851 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Up-to-date Teruuji in an Old Picture at an Old Temple, 1849 - 1851 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Up-to-date Teruuji in an Old Picture at an Old Temple, 1849 - 1851 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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