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Kabuki scene with supernatural theme

Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), 1847, Wood cut
Kabuki scene with supernatural theme
Kabuki scene with supernatural theme
Kabuki scene with supernatural theme
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Item no
351
Title
Kabuki scene with supernatural theme
Description
This is a pantomime scene from Kabuki that would have taken place in the dark. The female character, Naratome no mae, grasps one end of a banner not seeing that the male character, Tada no Kurando Yukitsuna, is pulling the other end. The banner is decorated with the symbol of the sun and moon (jitsu getsu). Behind Naratome no mae a mysterious fire blazes in the sky; this is usually a sign that a ghost is present or that fox magic is at work.
This print is almost identical to another print by Kunisada in which the background is filled with a large cobweb and spider.
Artist / maker
Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)
Date
1847
Size
40 x 52 cm.
Type
Location
Art and Design Library
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Price
Digital FileElectronic file 72 dpi JPEG
£5.80(inc. VAT 20%)
Digital FileElectronic File 300 dpi TIFF
£29.40(inc. VAT 20%)
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