Priest Dainin murders Umegae from the New Selection of Eastern Brocade Pictures c. Original circa 1886 Japanese Woodblock Print by Yoshitoshi, guaranteed! This print is an epitome of beauty and violence! The design is a testimony to Yoshitoshis genius of capturing the moment either before or after a violent act. The scene from a Kabuki play depicts the moment the evil priest Dainin is about to take Umegaes life. He turns away to see a cuckoo take flight, perhaps an allegory of the transience of life. The flying handkerchief to the right of the image adds to the notion of a fleeting moment. The three-color cartouche, visible wood grain in the dark sky, and mica dust all indicate an early impression. It measures 14 x 18 ¼ inches and is in good condition. The print is slightly trimmed on sides. It is backed by thin paper for album mounting. Theres a rubbed spot on priests cheek. The item “Original YOSHITOSHI Japanese Woodblock Print Dainin murders Umegae New Selection” is in sale since Wednesday, October 17, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “greatartstuff” and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Primary Material: Paper
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original