Angry Elder and Samurai, 1852

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Angry Elder and Samurai, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Angry Elder and Samurai, 1852

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of an elderly man arguing with the samurai Murota Sadayuki. He kneels on the ground in the center holding a sword out beside him, scowling as he looks up at the samurai. Sadayuki glares back at him with a tight-lipped frown. At his side, the prostitute Ofude reacts with a dismayed expression, her mouth agape. At left, the wetnurse Igarashi looks up with concern. A large lacquer tub rests on the floor in the center of the room, and the panels lining the back feature a lovely blossoming cherry tree. Nice expressive figures in a handsomely detailed interior setting.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28 5/8"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. A few wormholes, small tear, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases, staining at edge. Please see photos for details.

Angry Elder and Samurai, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Angry Elder and Samurai, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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