by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of three men, the "brave birds" of the title, on the first day of the year of the cock or rooster. The two fellows in the foreground wear brown and white coats with a bold geometric pattern, the fellow at left holding a dotted towel. He looks suspiciously out of the corners of his eyes at their companion in the center, who carries what looks like a straw mat on a bamboo frame atop a pole with shide or zigzag paper streamers used Shinto rituals hanging from it, protectively covered with a green cloth. The rooftops of the city can be seen in dark silhouette along the horizon against the evening sky. An intriguing early Yoshitoshi design.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 18 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two separate panels. Vertical fold in each panel. A few wormholes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases and small marks, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.