Sano Jirozaemon Attacking Yatsuhashi, 1888 - Dramatic kabuki scene of Sano Jirozaemon attacking the Yoshiwara courtesan Yatsuhashi in her bed, raising a sword above his head as he holds the mosquito netting in his other hand, biting his lower lip in anger. After Yatsuhashi publicly rejected him in favor of her secret lover, the enraged Jirozaemon killed her. Here, the beauty recoils, throwing her hand out in self-defense, an overturned pillow at her side. An alcove behind them hold a hanging scroll and a vase of irises, a koto leaning against the wall and a pair of swords resting in a black lacquer box below. From left, the actors are Nakamura Fukusuke and Ichikawa Sadanji. Nice expressive figures in a handsomely detailed interior setting. Includes metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the sword.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 3/8" x 8 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple small marks. Please see photos for details. Otherwise excellent condition.