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Mitsukuni Defying the Skeleton Spectre Invoked by Princess Takiyasha - Utagawa Kuniyoshi

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Mitsukuni Defying the Skeleton Spectre Invoked by Princess Takiyasha is a print created by the renowned Japanese artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi. The print depicts a fierce and formidable scene in which the heroic figure of Mitsukuni stands tall and unyielding, confronting a ghastly apparition conjured by the sorceress Princess Takiyasha. The skeleton spectre, with its leering skull and bony fingers, towers over Mitsukuni, its menacing presence evoking feelings of dread and unease.

However, Mitsukuni, with his stalwart and resolute demeanor, appears undaunted, defying the spectral entity with a fierce determination. The print captures the moment of confrontation, with Mitsukuni's sword at the ready and the spectre's bony fingers reaching out to grab him. The background is richly detailed, with ominous clouds and a full moon looming overhead, adding to the eerie and ominous atmosphere.

The print is a striking example of Kuniyoshi's mastery of the art of ukiyo-e, with its masterful use of line, shadow, and color to create a sense of tension and drama. It is a testament to the artist's ability to imbue his work with a sense of the supernatural and otherworldly, making it a truly captivating and spellbinding piece of art.


    Choose from a range of sizes, with the smallest size being comparable to an A4 sheet, and the largest size being comparable to an A2. Each size is meticulously scaled to match the original Japanese woodblock print.


    Museum-quality reproduction of a traditional Japanese woodblock print. Printed using the finest archival quality, acid-free paper and state-of-the-art sunlight resistant inks, our prints are designed to preserve the stunning details of the original artwork.

    The option to receive your print framed in a sleek black solid wood frame with a clear acrylic lens is available, making it easy to hang and enjoy. For an even more striking display, consider choosing our Mounted + Framed option, which adds depth and dimension to the artwork through the use of a 5cm card border, which requires a larger frame.

    All of our prints are made with the utmost care and precision, entirely in the UK.


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