Comments - Terrific kabuki triptych of a young man clinging to a rock in the ocean as white capped waves dash against him. He watches as a nobleman's pleasure boat approaches, the samurai on board reacting with alarm and worry. At right, the nobleman stares back at the man with a haughty frown, while the beauty sitting beside him grins happily, seemingly unaware of what is taking place. A great, dramatic design a real sense of energy and motion in the water. An intriguing subject with wonderfully expressive figures and a handsomely detailed setting.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with panel. Losses and holes, thinning at edge, stitching holes at one side of two panels, repaired. Creasing, slight soiling, a few spots, rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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