Comments - Terrific scene from the play commonly known as "Sukeroku," which tells the story of a street knight named Sukeroku, who is actually Soga Goro in disguise. Here, Sukeroku sits on a bench outside the Miruraya Teahouse, where he has come to visit his sweetheart, the beautiful courtesan Agemaki. He clutches a handful of pipes, staring at them with an angry grimace, one geta clog kicked off and his leg drawn up beside him. Agemaki smiles down at him at upper left, her obi featuring a striking image of a fish leaping up a waterfall. The white sake seller Shinbei kneels in front of her, holding out his hand as he speaks with Sukeroku. The actors include Iwai Kumesaburo as Agemaki, Nakamura Shikan as Shinbei, and Kawarazaki Gonjuro as Sukeroku. A nicely detailed design.
Artist - Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 19 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two separate panels. Slight paper remnants on reverse at edges from previous mounting. Small loss at edge, a few small holes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases and spots. Please see photos for details.
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