by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Comments - Intriguing kabuki portrait of Princess Wakana in the pouring rain in a scene from the play "Shiranui Monogatari." She wields a sword with one hand as a samurai strikes her on the shoulder with his bow. One sleeve of her outer gray robe has been pushed down to the waist, revealing a white kimono patterned with a spider and spider web over her armor, a symbol of her ability to do spider magic. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts tentatively identifies the actor as Iwai Kumesburo III. The scene takes place in a driving rain at the top of Mt. Hirefuri, with tall pine trees framing the dark night sky. A striking subject.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. A couple wormholes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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