Taira no Kagekiyo, 1849 - Great illustration from the play "Ichi-no-tani musha-e no iezuto." At left, the great Taira warrior Kagekiyo strikes a pose as his sweetheart, the courtesan Akoya, plays the koto at right. Kagekiyo was captured and imprisoned by the Minamoto after the Battle of Ichi-no-Tani. Iwanaga Soren, one of his captors stands at right, hunching forward as he listens, the prisoner's barred cell in the cave behind them. From left, the actors are Ichikawa Danjuro VIII, Ichikawa Kodanji IV, and Onoe Kikujiro II. A terrific design with a bold graphic.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14" x 19 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two separate panels. A few small losses at edges and holes, repaired. Toning, slight soiling and creasing. Please see photos for details.
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