Beauties Performing a Play, 1859 - Charming scene of beauties performing a play. Using a low wooden platform as a stage, a shirabyoshi dancer gracefully waves her fan in a scene from the play commonly known as "Musume Dojoji." She dances about under a large temple bell with cherry blossoms overhead, two other women taking the parts of monks. A matron kneels at right next to wooden clappers on a board, while at lower left, candles are extended on a small wooden tray to light the actors. A princess and a young girl seated on the floor watch happily, while, musicians provide accompaniment on shamisen at left. An attractive design with a wonderfully detailed setting.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28 1/2"
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. A few creases, curling. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.
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