Packhorse Driver Attacking a Traveler, 1854

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Packhorse Driver Attacking a Traveler, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Packhorse Driver Attacking a Traveler, 1854

Comments - Intriguing kabuki scene from the play "Azuma Kudari Gojusan Tsugi" of the packhorse driver Dohachi attacking a traveler who reaches for a money bag lying on the ground between them. Dohachi hops on one foot as he strikes the man over the back with the end of a pole arm. At left, the beauty Hitomaru Oroku reaches out her hand with a curious expression, her obi wrapped loosely about her and a dotted towel draped over her shoulder. Her hair is slightly disheveled, with loose locks framing her face and a comb sliding out at the side. A signpost frames the scene behind her, which takes place on the shore with a rocky embankment. A handsome design, detailed with burnishing on the black kimono and bokashi shading in the water. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has this image in its collection.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 29 5/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few holes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.

Packhorse Driver Attacking a Traveler, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Packhorse Driver Attacking a Traveler, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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