This woodblock print shows an equestrian battle. The samurai
armed with a yari attacks his opponent.Kuchi-e
are sheets which were printed for publishing them in Japanese novels and literary magazines. They were made around the turn of the century (1868-1912).
The translation of Kuchi-e
means “mouth images”. Seen that way, they are, if you like, the precursors of the later mangas
Format: approx. 30 x 22 cm.
Year of publication: around 1880.
Condition: Sheet is rubbed on the left lower side, apart from that undamaged. Slightly brown due to its age. Single mould spots. Two lateral folds due to the fact that it was part of a book.
Colours: Very good and brilliant.
Kuchi-e are woodblock prints which were handmade in the tradition of the antique Ukiyo-e.