Comments - Intriguing kabuki scene of kabuki actors on a wide stone stairway. In the center, several men and women appear to be engaged in a game of tug of war, grasping a long rope held by a fellow standing at the top of the steps. Some of the bystanders watch with interest, while others are busy with their own amusements. At left, a man grabs his companion by the leg, pulling him off balance. At right, a beauty sits demurely on the stairs, holding a pipe, while another man leads a companion by the hand up the stairs.. An unusual subject depicting actors offstage in their leisure hours, with text across the top. Nice detail in the expressive faces and clothing.
Artist - Edo era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few wormholes, repaired. Slight rubbing, a couple wrinkles at edge. Please see photos for details.
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