Sukeroku - Handsome kabuki portrait of the otokodate or street knight Sukeroku, who is actually one of the famous Soga Brothers in disguise. He looks up with a defiant expression as he holds an umbrella high above his head. He wears a black kimono with peony crests on the shoulders over a pale pink under robe, a sword at his side and a shakuhachi flute at his back. The violet invalid's sash tied around his head indicates his lovesickness for the beautiful courtesan Agemaki. A bold composition with an expressive figure. This print comes with the original paper outer folder and a text panel in Japanese about the subject as issued by the publisher, rare to find.
Artist - Tadamasa Ueno (1904 - 1970)
Image Size - 10 3/4" x 9 1/2"
Condition - Print in excellent condition with no issues to report. Folder has tears.
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