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Dramatic kabuki warrior



Toyohara Kunichika
(Japanese, 1835-1900) was a famous ukiyo-e
artist perhaps best known for his wonderful kabuki, or actor, prints such as this outstanding triptych. He was
a student of Utagawa Kunisada and active through the end of the Edo period and the beginning of the Meiji era.
During his eccentric life he produced a spectacular array of unique
and original masterworks.


Dramatic kabuki scene of an angry warrior on a
black horse waving his fan above his head. The young warrior at left flings his
sleeve in the air with a flippant expression, gripping his sword in its fur scabbard.
At right, two women lean forward anxiously. One beauty throws her hands out in
alarm. Nice, large figures and lively color.


Excellent for display on home or office wall.


We are very fortunate to be able to offer this magnificent
triptych. It is a marvelous antique find from our Meiji collection of rare
. It would be a superb choice for a discerning collector. This
offering is truly a classic from the golden age of ukiyo-e. Matted and framed, this triptych would make a stunning
presentation by itself or as an impressive addition to an arrangement with
other prints. It is one you will be proud to display in your home or office and
is bound to become a cherished family heirloom.


Toyohara Kunichika is
represented in many museums throughout the world. Among them are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; the British Museum, London; and the Tokyo
National Museum,


ARTIST: Toyohara Kunichika ,(Japanese, 1835-1900).
TITLE: Angry Samurai on a Black Horse.

MEDIUM: Authentic polychrome woodblock print. Ink and color on
handmade paper.

IMAGE SIZE: 3 Separate panels, not attached. Each image approx. 14”
x 9”; (35,6 cm x 22,9 cm).

COMBINED IMAGE SIZE: Approx. 14” x 27”; 36,6 cm x 68,6 cm).

triptych. Beautiful color with marvelous detail. Some light toning, wrinkling, thinning
and soling. A few holes repaired on verso. Please take a moment to examine the


Please bid or buy now.


Thank you.

The Staff at Uki Arts




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