Comments - Interesting kabuki scene from the play commonly known as "Godairiki" of the geisha Koman of the Sakuraya holding out a letter for her sweetheart Gengobei. The evil samurai Sangobei has tricked the beauty into writing a letter to her lover pretending to break off their affair. She smiles as she holds up the message, unaware that Gengobei will take the letter seriously and kill her in a jealous rage. A writing set rests on the floor beside a lamp, and wooden steps lead to an upper story behind her. An expressive figure in a nicely detailed interior setting.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 8 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Vertical fold at side. Tears at top corners, a few holes, repaired. Slight toning, a few creases and small marks. Please see photos for details.
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