Scene from Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba, 1855

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Scene from Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba, 1855 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba, 1855

Comments - Interesting scene from the kabuki play "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba" at the Nakamura Theater, a tale about a sword possessed by a bloodthirsty spirit that causes anyone holding it to commit murder. Kneeling in the center, Nakai Manno holds a long letter in each hand, a distraught expression on her face. Fukuoka Mitsugi glares down at her angrily as his sweetheart at right, the courtesan Aburaya Okon smiles sweetly at him, a slender pipe in her hand. A low red lacquer table behind her holds a platter with a large fish on it. At lower left, Aburaya Oshika tilts her head with a strange grin as Ryorinin Kisuke looks down at her in alarm, a sword in each hand. From left, the actors are Nakamura Shibajaku I, Otani Tokuji II, Kataoka Gado II, Nakayama Ichizo I, and Iwai Kumesaburo III. Nice expressive figures.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 1/8" x 28 1/4"

Condition - Good detail. Thinning area, a few holes, repaired. Light curling at sides, staining on beauty's face.

Scene from Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba, 1855 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Scene from Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba, 1855 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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