Comments - Dramatic kabuki scene of a monk strangling an elderly woman, one leg over her shoulder as he tightens a blue sash around her neck with both hands, a cloth-wrapped parcel caught between his teeth. The woman sinks to the floor, an anguished expression on her face as blood begins to seep from the corners of her mouth. Wisps of smoke drift across the figures and the black night sky, creating an ominous feeling. An unusual subject with expressive figures.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 1/2" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse from previous mounting. Slight soiling, a few creases at edges. Please see photos for details.
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