Original woodblock print - Hasegawa Sadanobu I (1809-1879) - 'Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as Aka Shôki 朱鍾馗 (the Red Demon Queller)' - From the series "Onagori shosagoto nanabake no uchi" 御名残所作事七変化之内 (Dance of Seven Changes, a Final Performance) - Japan - 1838 (Tenpô 9), 1st month
Artist: Hasegawa Sadanobu I (1809-1879)
Title: Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as Aka Shôki 朱鍾馗 (the Red Demon Queller)
Series: "Onagori shosagoto nanabake no uchi" 御名残所作事七変化之内 (Dance of Seven Changes, a Final Performance)
Publisher: Shohonya Seishichi
Date: 1838 (Tenpô 9), 1st month
Dimensions: 25.7 x 38.9 cm
Condition: Some minor crease marks. Small spots of pigment. Paper on top side darkened slightly.
Fiercely staring down his foe, the legendary demon hunter Shōki throttles an oni demon with one hand alone. An appointed order keeper of the paranormal realm, Shōki instills fear in the unruly demons before him, reducing them to mere playthings with his strength. Sadanobu I clarifies this proportionally as well, presenting Shōki as more than double the stature of the writhing ogre. Along with Kintarō, the "golden boy" of Japanese medieval legend, the demon slayer often figures in the decorations of the spring Boy's Day Festival.
See Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/461134
- Xilografia originale
- Stampa a blocchi di legno policroma Nishiki-e (broccato)
- Carta Washi
- 1838 (Tenpô 9), 1 ° mese
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- Hasegawa Sadanobu I (1809-1879)
- Demone, Guerriero
- Titolo dell'opera
- 'Nakamura Utaemon IV as Red Shôki' - From the series "Dance of Seven Changes, a Final Performance"
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 38.9×25.7×0.1 cm