Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Sakuramaru, 1866 - Interesting kabuki portrait of Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Sakuramaru, one of triplet samurais whose loyalties are divided following the treacherous downfall of their sponsor, Sugawara, at the hands of the triplet Matsuomaru's employer, Shihei. Here, Sakuramaru grins slyly, looking out of the corners of his eyes, a bamboo crop in one hand and his other hand tucked inside his sleeve. He wears a white tunic trimmed with purple cord over a checked kimono, a black and white cap hanging over his back from a purple cord. His thick topknot is tied with an embossed white cord and combed forward. An inset above shows a landscape with a torii gate and shrine along the water's edge. Nicely detailed with delicate embossing on the white tunic.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 8 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Backed with paper. A few repairs and creases. Please see photos for details.
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