Stepdaughter Held Captive, 1865

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Stepdaughter Held Captive, 1865 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Stepdaughter Held Captive, 1865

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene from the play "Ichiban Norime Iki no Sashimono." In the center, the stepdaughter Kakezara stands outside the step, her torso bound with a rope held by the servant Johei, who sits beneath a tree at left. She tilts her head with a forlorn smile as her stepmother Kataomoi watches from the window, the sleeves of her leaf print kimono torn. Katamoi grimaces angrily as she rests her hand atop a pipe, while their laundress rests an elbow over her shoulder. From left, the actors are Ichikawa Kobunji I, Sawamura Tanosuke III, Seki Sanjuro III, and Seki Utasuke. A handsomely detailed setting, also in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Art.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight soiling, a few light creases at edges, a couple small spots. Ink notation on reverse. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Stepdaughter Held Captive, 1865 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Stepdaughter Held Captive, 1865 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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