Comments - Interesting kabuki scene featuring Iwai Kumesaburo III as the beauty Otomi aboard a pleasure boat and Arashi Kichiroku I as a guard attempting to catch her. The beauty holds a lantern high as she looks up, an eager expression on her face. The lantern has a red "toshidama" seal on the side, which was used by artists of the Utagawa School, which Toyokuni III headed after the death of Toyokuni I. The guard attempts to climb into the boat, an iron truncheon caught between his teeth as he bobs in the undulating waves. A tobacco set has overturned inside the vessel, spilling ash across the tatami matting. An intriguing image, wonderfully detailed.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9 1/2" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few small wormholes, repaired. Creasing, slight soiling, a few small stains. Please see photos for details.
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