Comments - Interesting scene from the kabuki play "Hitokanade Kodakara Soga" at the Nakamura Theater. At left, the beauty Matsubaya Segawa hangs from a red sash suspended from a pine tree. She kicks her feet as she rests one elbow atop a stack of barrels containing water, grinning happily. She wears an outer robe shaded from violet to pale gray, bordered with bouquets of iris blossoms trimmed with colorful ribbons. At right, Jinpachi's wife Okiku smiles at the kamuro or child apprentice Namie as she holds out a letter in one hand. The girl stands in the doorway, wearing a green robe decorated with irises. From left, the actors are Iwai Kumesaburo III, Sawamura Yujiro I, and Ichikawa Dannosuke V. Nice expressive figures in a handsomely detailed setting.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14" x 19 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Nice detail. Slight thinning at edges, a couple holes, repaired. Light horizontal centerfold, a couple light creases at edges.
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