Samurai Triplets, 1889

by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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Samurai Triplets, 1889 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Original Kunisada III (1848 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
Samurai Triplets, 1889

Comments - Fantastic scene from the kabuki play "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami," which features three triplets named Matsuomaru (Pine), Umeomaru (Plum), and Sakuramaru (Cherry). The brothers become the victims of divided loyalties following the treacherous downfall of their sponsor, Sugawara, at the hands of Matsuomaru's employer, Shihei. This dramatic print shows Matsuomaru guarding Shihei outside a shrine with a red torii gate and fence, confronted by his brothers. A furious Shihei rages from on top of a cart, pointing with a wooden staff. An incredible design from this famous play, and a great choice for a kabuki enthusiast.

Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A couple small thinning spots, repaired. Slight soiling. Please see photos for details.

Samurai Triplets, 1889 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Samurai Triplets, 1889 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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