Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of the young samurai Genzaburo taking hold of the blade of a sword held by his companion, using a stack of tissues. His companion frowns worriedly as he extends the weapon, the beauty kneeling beside him looking up with a wary expression. In the center, the wall panels behind Genzaburo are decorated with irises beside a dock, and shelves at right hold lacquer boxes. In a separate scene divided diagonally a left, a courtesan strolls through a garden filled with blossoming, watching as two butterflies flit through the sky beneath colorful autumn maple leaves. From left, the actors are Ichikawa Aragoro, Nakamura Fukusuke, Ichikawa [?], and Sawamura Tanosuke. A handsome design with attractive color, detailed with burnishing on the black kimono at right and metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the sword and the courtesan's fan.
Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Image Size - 14" x 28" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small repairs, a few stains at edge. Please see photos for details.
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