Comments - Fantastic scene from a kabuki play based on the life of the legendary 15th century horseman Oguri Hangan Daisukeshige. An enemy had poisoned Oguri, which crippled him and left him unable to walk. In an effort to save his life, Oguri's beloved wife Princess Terute pulled the warrior in a wooden cart to Kumano Gongen shrine to bathe in the healing waterfall there, which miraculously heals him. Hangan kneels on the ground with the waterfall rushing over a rocky cliff behind him. He leans on a bamboo pole, looking up at his wife with a frown as she cowers behind her sleeve, frightened by a snake on the ground at left. The beauty holds a mirror in her hand, holding it up to the samurai at left, who reacts with an alarmed expression, throwing his hands out at his sides. A terrific design with a striking natural setting.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 20" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two separate panels. Small tear at edge, a few small holes, repaired. A few creases. Please see photos for details.
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