Comments - Fantastic kabuki triptych depicting a rogue being pulled out of a well. He grips the chain with both hands, a sword clenched between his teeth, glaring furiously at the samurai pulling him up. He wears a straw raincoat over his armor, his hair pulled back into a thick ponytail beneath a halo of short hair atop his head. The samurai at left watches him out of the corners of his eyes with a worried frown, one foot resting atop the bucket. At right, a commoner leans forward aggressively, grimacing with his hands folded behind his back, a bamboo broom tucked under his obi. The well is surrounded with autumn grasses, with a weathered signpost at right. From left, the actors are Bando Mitsugoro IV, Onoe Kikugoro III, and Kataoka Ichizo I. A great image with wonderfully expressive figures and handsome detail.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 7/8"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Horizontal centerfold. Stitching holes at one side of each panel, a few holes, repaired. Rubbing, creasing throughout. Please see photos for details.
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