Princess Yuki and Dragon, 1883

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Princess Yuki and Dragon, 1883 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Princess Yuki and Dragon, 1883

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Princess Yuki and Dragon, 1883 - Fantastic illustration from a kabuki play that takes place at the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto. The evil samurai Matsunaga Daizen has been holding the lovely Princess Yuki against her will, trying to force her to paint a dragon on the ceiling of the Golden Pavilion. The daughter of a famous artist, Yuki refuses the task, as well as his unwanted advances. He threatens the beauty with his sword, waving the blade before her face. A dragon appears in the rushing waterfall, the spirit of the dragon that taught Princess Yuki's father the secret of painting. Wonderful detail, including light embossing on the white kimono, burnishing on the black areas of the kimono, and metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the blade and the cluster of flowers in the beauty's hair. From left, the actors are Ichikawa Udanji and Nakamura Shikan. A terrific interpretation of this classic kabuki subject.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 18 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Horizontal and diagonal folds. Small repair, wrinkling throughout.

Princess Yuki and Dragon, 1883 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Princess Yuki and Dragon, 1883 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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