The Tale of Shiraishi, circa 1844 - 1845 - Charming scene of from the "Tale of Shiraishi," a drama about two women who avenge their father's death. Here, the young woman Shinobu has traveled to Edo from her country home in search of her long-lost sister, who has become the beautiful courtesan Miyagino. After arriving at the Daikokuya brothel, she meets her sister and tells her the sad news that the samurai Shiga has killed their father, and the pair agree to immediately seek out the murderer. A touching moment when the pair are reunited, Shinobu smiling happily as she kneels before her sister, Miyagino biting the sleeve of her robe as she is overcome with emotion. Only the second time we've seen this Hiroshige design.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Small losses and tears, repaired. Slight creasing and rubbing, a few stains. Please see photos for details.
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