Scene from Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono, 1865

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Scene from Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono, 1865 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono, 1865

Comments - Terrific scene from the kabuki play "Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono" at the Morita Theater of Sano Genzaemon rescuing a beauty during a flood. She clings to the thatch-covered roof of a small hut with one hand, while grabbing onto the overhanging branch of a cherry tree above. Broken strands of rope hang loose around her neck, perhaps indicating that she had been held captive. The man urges his horse forward through the deep water, his bamboo riding crop held high above his head. From left, the actors are Nakamura Shikan IV and Sawamura Tanosuke III. A great design with beautiful spring color and a nice sense of movement in the flowing water.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 14" x 18 7/8"

Condition - Good detail. Backed with paper. Small repair at edge.

Scene from Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono, 1865 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Scene from Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono, 1865 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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