Comments - Interesting kabuki scene from the play "Hito kana deko dakara Soga" of Kijin no Jinpachi and his wife, Okiku, tending the invalid Ikoma Kojiro. At right, the sick man sits up in a bed, looking up from a long letter that trails across his knee. His hair is disheveled, and he has a beautiful kimono with a pattern of colorful feathers draped over his shoulders. At left, Jinpachi tends a small kettle on a hibachi, waving the coals with a fan. Behind him, Okiku, carries a red lacquer tray with two vases on it. At upper left, a shelf on the wall holds a burning oil lamp. From left, the actors are Nakamura Tsuruzo I, Ichikawa Dannosuke V, and Kataoka Gado II. Nice expressive figures in a handsomely detailed interior setting.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 20" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Two separate panels, left panel backed with paper. A few creases, slight curling. Please see photos for details.
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