Scene from Wagasumu Morinobe no rangiku, 1861

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Scene from Wagasumu Morinobe no rangiku, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Wagasumu Morinobe no rangiku, 1861

Comments - Handsome kabuki scene from the play "Wagasumu Morinobe no rangiku" at the Ichimura Theater of three travelers in the countryside. In the center, a charcoal seller balances a load of charcoal atop her head as she stands beside her ox, frowning angrily as she watches the yakko or footman Yasuna at right. He looks backed at her with an alarmed expression, a small box tied to the end of his cased sword. At left, a man leans his chin on his elbows atop a palanquin, grinning saucily as he watches the beauty. Tall autumn grasses fill the background beneath the softly shaded night sky. Nakamura Shikan appears as both the beauty and the footman. An interesting design.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 29" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice detail. A few small repairs, light creasing throughout, horizontal fold in right panel.

Scene from Wagasumu Morinobe no rangiku, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Scene from Wagasumu Morinobe no rangiku, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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