Comments - Handsome scene from the kabuki play "Soga Moyo Tateshi no Goshozome" at the Ichimura Theater. At left, the beggar Yadokari plays the shamisen, tilting her her head with a coy smile, the edge of a white cloth caught between her teeth, In the center, Setsuhei looks up suspiciously over his shoulder with a sneer, a blue and white cloth draped over his head. In one hand he holds an open book, pointing at it with a straw in his other hand. He wears a striped kimono with insets of bamboo and reeds on the shoulders over a red under robe with a black collar. At right, Gosho Gorozo eavesdrops behind a door, grimacing with worry. From left, the actors are Onoe Eizaburo 4.5 (later Kawarazaki Kunitaro II), Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, and Ichikawa Kodanji IV. Nicely detailed with delicate cloth embossing on the cloths covering the heads and burnishing on the beauty's black collar.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 27 7/8" + margin as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Vertical folds. A few wormholes, repaired. A few creases and spots. Please see photos for details.
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