The “Scary Painting” is uh, scary. At least it tries to be.

The real scary painting.

The “Scary Painting” is sometimes fake. The take one is incredibly silly looking. The eyebrows are arched up instead of down, making the subject look scared.

Bob things this fake scary painting is not so scary.

Once placed in the museum, the description provided on the plaque will read,

Kabuki Actor Ōtani Oniji III as Yakko Edobei, Tōshūsai Sharaku, 1794

Woodblock print

A print from the mid-Edo period by Tōshūsai Sharaku depicting a famous actor of the time. Sharaku made roughly 140 ukiyo-e prints in his career, even though it only spanned around 10 months!
Sharaku, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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