Comments - Handsome scene from the popular kabuki play commonly known as "Sanza Rotaku." Entrusted by his lord with the care of a precious scroll, Nagoya Sanza was banished from his clan after the scroll was stolen by the evil Fuwa Banzaemon, who appears at right dressed in a black robe with a bold design of clouds and red lightning bolts. The pair accidentally meets while brushing past each other in the Yoshiwara one night. Sanza stands at left, eying his enemy with a frown as he lifts his woven hat for a better view, wearing a kimono patterned swallows flying in the rain. Lanterns rise above the low garden fence behind them, and cherry blossoms framing the evening sky above. Nicely detailed.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/2" x 19 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two separate panels. A few small holes, repaired. Slight creasing. Please see photos for details.
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