Comments - Handsome miniature diptych featuring a scene from the play commonly known as "Higashiyama," a drama about the farmer Asakura Togo, who bypassed a crooked local governor to petition the shogun directly for tax relief for his village, an act punishable by death. Here, Togo stands in the snow beside the boatman Jimbei, who prepares to cut loose the rope holding his boat and ferry him across the river to see his family one last time, knowing that by assisting him, Jimbei could also face death. Snow falls through the wintry gray sky, blanketing the pine trees that surround the water. These prints were covers for novels that were issued in multiple parts. Nicely detailed with an attractive setting.
Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Image Size - 7" x 9 1/8"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Two separate panels. Stitching holes at one side of each panel, repaired. Please see photos for details.
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