Comments - Handsome scene from the kabuki play "Tokaido iroha nikki" featuring from left, Sawamura Tanosuke III as the younger sister Otani, Kawarazaki Gonjuro I as Minezo, and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Kato Yomoshichi. The beauty smiles sweetly as she looks at her companion, adjusting her hair with one hand. She wears a black kimono with a colorful geometric pattern over a red under robe. In the center, Minezo stares back at her with a slight frown, a dotted towel draped over his shoulder. At right, Yomoshishi looks up with a sneer, his blue and black outer robe intricately patterned. A row of clouds shaded in purple separates the figures from a view of the mountains at night. A great design with large expressive figures and an atmospheric night landscape. Includes burnishing on the black kimono collar in the center and a dusting of mica across the top of the sky.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Paper remnants on reverse at sides from previous mounting. Vertical fold in right panel. Slight rippling, wrinkling, lightly rubbed spot. Please see photos for details.