Comments - Handsome kabuki scene of two commoners engaged in a sword fight, clashing weapons on a country road. At left, Hanyu no Kingoro holds his blade upright with both hands, using it to fend off a blow from his attacker. The attacker stands with his feet firmly spread apart, his other hand behind his back, staring intently at his foe. At right, a beauty peers around a grain stack, frightened by the confrontation. A white cloth covers her hair, the edge caught between her teeth, and she wears a green obi patterned with leaves. A willow tree frames the view. The actor at left is Kataoka Gado I. An interesting design with attractive color.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 7/8"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Stitching holes at one side of each panel, small losses at corners, repaired. Rubbing and staining at edges, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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