Confrontation on a Dark Road, 1861

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Confrontation on a Dark Road, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Confrontation on a Dark Road, 1861

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of a confrontation taking place on a road at night. At left, the wife Sayo raises her kimono sleeve above her head as she turns her face away, the edge of her scarf caught between her teeth. In the center, Onio Shinzaemon lunges to the side with his hands behind his back as he faces a messenger, a rather sheepish frown on his face. The messenger tucks up the back of his kimono as he bends forward, holding the parcel between his teeth. A lantern lies on the ground between the men. A cherry tree with white blossoms and pink buds frames the dark sky above a low grassy slope. From left, the actors are Iwai Kumesaburo III, Kataoka Nizaemon VIII, and Bando Hikosaburo V. Nice expressive figure in an attractive setting. Includes a dusting of mica across the top of the night sky.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 28 7/8"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. A few wormholes, repaired. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.

Confrontation on a Dark Road, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Confrontation on a Dark Road, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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