Worried Samurai Drawing a Sword, 1852

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Worried Samurai Drawing a Sword, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Worried Samurai Drawing a Sword, 1852

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Worried Samurai Drawing a Sword, 1852 - Handsome kabuki scene of a courtesan entertaining two visitors, smiling as she looks over her shoulder a pipe in hand. The otokodate or street knight at left stares back at her with a slight frown, his hands resting atop the end of a shakuhachi flute. An ornate pipe and tobacco set rest on the floor nearby. At right, a samurai draws his sword with a worried expression as he watches the beauty. The house opens onto a garden with blossoming hydrangeas and a stone lantern beneath a tree. An attractive design with a nicely detailed setting.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/2" x 29 3/8"

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Diagonal folds. A few repairs, creasing throughout. Please see photos for details.

Worried Samurai Drawing a Sword, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Worried Samurai Drawing a Sword, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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