Nakamura Shikan as Iwafuji, 1862

by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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Nakamura Shikan as Iwafuji, 1862 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Original Kunisada II (1823 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Nakamura Shikan as Iwafuji, 1862

Comments - Terrific portrait of a Nakamura Shikan as the jealous Iwafuji. A senior lady-in-waiting, Iwafuji plots the downfall of Onoe, a junior lady-in-waiting, by substituting a zori sandal for a valuable statue in Onoe's care. After Iwafuji pretends to discover the sandal, she publicly beats and humiliates Onoe, causing the shamed Onoe to commit suicide. Here, Iwafuji creates a scene after finding the sandal, holding it threateningly over her head. She wears beautiful black kimono with a bold pattern of blossoms and leaves. A wonderful design with excellent detail in the finely rendered hair and embossing on the white kimono collars.

Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight soiling and a few creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Nakamura Shikan as Iwafuji, 1862 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Nakamura Shikan as Iwafuji, 1862 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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