Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Evil Futoshi, 1856

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Evil Futoshi, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Evil Futoshi, 1856

Comments - Handsome kabuki scene of Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the evil Futoshi in the kabuki play commonly known as "Yoshitsune Sembon Zakura." Pushed during an argument, he tumbles backwards onto the ground, knocking against a bench in the tea stand behind him. He scowls unhappily, one leg sticking up in the air. At lower right, a robe falls over the edge of a black basket with a blue lining. Behind him, a reed mat leans against the tea stand where rows of cups are arranged on the shelves of a cupboard. An interesting subject with a nicely detailed setting.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Condition - Nice detail. Vertical fold at side.

Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Evil Futoshi, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Evil Futoshi, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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