Comments - Interesting kabuki scene from the play "Tamakushige Akebono Soga" at the Nakamura Theater of the commoner Akane Tabiya Hanshichi raising a knife above his head, grimacing angrily as he leans forward. At right, the courtesan Komurasaki, who is actually the murderer Gonpachi in disguise, grabs hold of a tie-dyed sash tied to a pine branch overhead, one foot atop a large chest as if starting to climb up or down. She grips a sword in her other hand, looking over her shoulder suspiciously, her pink floral kimono trailing on the ground. A blossoming plum branch frames the night sky at upper left. From left, the actors are Kawarazaki Gonjuro I and Bando Hikosaburo V. An intriguing subject.
Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 19 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Two separate panels. Small losses at edge, hole, repaired. A few small marks. Please see photos for details.
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