Monk Writing a Poem Slip, 1856

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Monk Writing a Poem Slip, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Monk Writing a Poem Slip, 1856

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of a young monk or priest writing a poem slip, grinning as he looks over his shoulder, a brush in hand. A satchel hangs over his chest from a strap around his neck, with a black lacquer hat hanging over his back. Below, a laborer with a yoke over his shoulder looks up at his companion with an angry frown. He wears a boldly checked kimono over a black undergarment, a twisted dotted cloth tied around his forehead. The actors are Nakamura Fukusuke I and Iwai Kumesaburo III. Nice expressive figures.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 1/8" + left margin as shown

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Vertical fold at side. A few stains, slight rubbing at side. Please see photos for details.

Monk Writing a Poem Slip, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Monk Writing a Poem Slip, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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