Robber Ishikawa Goemon Shaving, 1851

by Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

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Robber Ishikawa Goemon Shaving, 1851 by Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Robber Ishikawa Goemon Shaving, 1851

Comments - Intriguing kabuki scene from the play "Konoshita Soga Megumi no Masagoji" of the robber Ishikawa Goemon continuing to shave his beard as a commotion takes place around him. Sitting beside a mirror on a stand, he looks up with an angry grimace as a man stands over him with his arms spread wide, scowling. At left, an elderly man leans forward in a pleading gesture, his hand thrown out before him. His other hand rests atop the shoulder of a young beauty cowering on the floor. Large bundles wrapped in cloth are stacked behind them, with a closed umbrella resting atop the pile. the actors include Arashi Jitohachi III as the old man, Onoe Kikujiro II as the beauty, and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Goemon. Includes burnishing in the mirror and stand and a faint burnished pattern in Goemon's black kimono. An interesting subject.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

Image Size - 14" x 19 5/8"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two separate panels. A few wormholes, repaired. Slight soiling, slight rubbing near edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Robber Ishikawa Goemon Shaving, 1851 by Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
Robber Ishikawa Goemon Shaving, 1851 by Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

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