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