The Puzzle Song, a Popular Parody, 1869

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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The Puzzle Song, a Popular Parody, 1869 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Puzzle Song, a Popular Parody, 1869

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The Puzzle Song, a Popular Parody, 1869 - Intriguing kabuki scene featuring Nakamura Shikan IV and Ichimura Kakitsu IV as two singers. The fellow in the center hands a woodblock print from a stack to the babysitter at left, who grins as she reaches for the image. She carries a child on her back, amusing her charge with a windmill while she interacts the men. The man at right wears an unusual peaked woven hat over a dotted cloth draped over his head. Ichimura Kakitsu IV appears as the beauty. Nice large expressive figures set off by a colorful yellow background with verses above. Also in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small holes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few small marks. Please see photos for details.This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small holes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few small marks. Please see photos for details.

The Puzzle Song, a Popular Parody, 1869 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
The Puzzle Song, a Popular Parody, 1869 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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