Scene from Yuki to Sumi Kuruwa no Tatehiki, 1872

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Scene from Yuki to Sumi Kuruwa no Tatehiki, 1872 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Yuki to Sumi Kuruwa no Tatehiki, 1872

Comments - Handsome scene from the kabuki play "Yuki to Sumi Kuruwa no Tatehiki" at the Nakamura Theater of a group in conversation. In the center, the otokodate or street knight Sukeroku grimaces angrily at the beauty Shinzo Shiratama, an ornate pipe in hand. She smiles back at with a wide-eyed expression, seemingly unaware of his anger. At left, the commoner Kumasaka Denji watches the couple with a tightlipped frown as he adjusts a dotted cloth draped over his shoulder. At right, Sukeroku's wife Omaki eyes the beauty suspiciously. From left, the actors are Nakamura Shikan IV, Iwai Shijaku II, Onoe Kikugoro V, and Bando Mitsugoro. Nice expressive figures set off by a red background with signs hanging overhead, detailed with fine line work in the hair, burnishing on Omaki's black collar, and embossing on the dotted cloth.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. A few small creases at edges.

Scene from Yuki to Sumi Kuruwa no Tatehiki, 1872 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Scene from Yuki to Sumi Kuruwa no Tatehiki, 1872 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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