Barber Leaving, 1856 - Intriguing kabuki scene of a barber preparing to leave a home. He carries his wooden box of tools with one hand, a number of combs visible in the top compartment, and holds out a blue towel in his other hand. A young girl pleads with him not to go, gesturing with her hands, a distraught expression on her face. Interestingly, her hair is styled in men's fashion, pulled back into a topknot. The beauty sitting next to her smiles happily, unconcerned with her companion's unhappiness. Wonderful detail in the household furnishings, including a porcelain kettle sitting on a brazier at left and a wall niche holding a scroll and vase. From left, the actors are Kawarazaki Gonjuro, Ichimura Uzaemon as Oshi, and Onoe Kikugoro as Okiku. An intriguing design with nice interaction between the characters.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 18 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Stitching holes at one side of each panel, repaired with backing. Slight soiling, slight paper remnant at edge, slight rubbing at corner. Please see photos for details.
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