Inpu Moin no Taifu (Attendant to Empress Inpu), Poet No. 90 - Interesting scene from the classic tale about the 47 ronin "Kanadehon Chushingura" of Lord Ko no Moronao sulking after Lady Kaoyo, the wife of Lord Hangan, refused his advances. He holds a poem slip which he tried to slide into the sleeve of her the beauty's kimono, but she allowed it to drop to the floor. Here, she hides behind her sleeve, restraining her emotion at the repulsive behavior of the nobleman. Nice expressive figures. The poem by the Empress Inpu's attendant reads:
Let me show him these!
Even the fishermen’s sleeves
On Ojima’s shores,
Though wet through and wet again,
Do not so change their colors.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 3/8" x 8 3/4' + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal centerfold. A few wormholes, repaired. Toning, slight soiling, light staining. Please see photos for details.
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