Kunisada III-- "Struggle under a Crescent Moon"

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Artist Kunisada III UTAGAWA (1848-1920)
Title "Struggle under a Crescent Moon"
Date 1899
Series na
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 14 1/4 x 28 1/4 overall
(plus margins)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to upper sky, faces, title cartouche; "burnishing" to swords and pipes; distinctly visible "woodgrain" to sky; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good.
Excellent colors.
(Minor transfer stains; repair right/upper margin; few scattered marks; light wear.) Three sheets, not attached. Unbacked.
Reference/Illus na
Comments An expressive kabuki scene of four commoners engaged in an evening disagreement under a crescent moon--their disagreement certainly involving the women seen overlooking above.
Item # FG-093
Price $295
(Guaranteed original)