Scene from Osakajin Shoke no Kakizome - Handsome kabuki scene from the play "Osakajin Shoke no Kakizome." Ichikawa Danjuro IX portrays the beauty Miyauchi-kyoku in conversation with a young samurai, Lord Kimura Shigenari, played by Ichikawa Shinzo V. She holds a poem slip or letter wrapped in purple cloth, looking back at her companion with a dismayed expression. She wears an elegant lavender robe patterned with stylized birds in flight over a white kimono tucked into flowing red hakama pants. Her long hair is pulled back into a low ponytail over her back, and she has the high "moth wing" eyebrows. The nobleman looks at her intently, wearing a fine robe over his armor, one hand resting atop his fan. His hair is pulled back into a ponytail tied with a white cord. The solid background focuses all attention on the large, colorful figures. An interesting double portrait, detailed with fine line work in the hair and embossing on the white kimono and sword hilt.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14" x 27 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Slight toning and soiling, a few spots and creases. Please see photos for details.
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