Princess Takiyasha, 1859

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Princess Takiyasha, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Princess Takiyasha, 1859

Comments - Great image of Princess Takiyasha and two men at the mouth of a cave, the beauty brandishing a sword as she smiles at Yoshitomo Jiro at left. He grins slyly as he pushes up his sleeve, watching her out of the corners of his eyes. At right, Toroku Sakon looks on with a worried expression, his hands held out at his sides. Behind the princes, flames burn in a circle of oil lamps on a frame atop a straw mat, while shimenawa ropes denoting a sacred space hang in front of the rocks on either side of the figures. From left, the actors are Nakamura Fukusuke I, Onoe Kikugoro IV, and Onoe Baiko. An interesting and unusual setting with expressive figures, detailed with burnishing on the black kimono.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 27 5/8"

Condition - A clean print with nice detail. A couple light creases.

Princess Takiyasha, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Princess Takiyasha, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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