Comments - Lively scene of actors gathered to celebrate the New Year. In the center, one man dances about with a robe draped over his head and a fan in one hand, a strange expression on his face as a companion in a turtle costume crawls along the carpeted floor in front of him. A large platter on the floor behind the men holds an entire fish. At lower right, a beauty plays the koto, while other men smoke pipes, eat, or drink sake. An interesting and rare depiction of actors offstage. The first time we've seen this design.
Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 5/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds between panels. Slight separation at end of one fold, repaired. A few creases and spots. Please see photos for details.
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