Comments - Intriguing kabuki scene of two men waiting in the garden outside a beauty's home. A commoner in a blue checked kimono stands beside the bamboo gate, gesturing with one hand, carrying a lantern in the other. The samurai at left frowns sullenly as he waits, dressed in a black kimono, a white cloth draped over his head against the cool evening air. Inside, the beauty smiles happily, unaware of the visitors' presence, but her companion seems agitated, frowning and placing a hand on her shoulder. The sliding panels behind them are decorated with woodblock prints of Mt. Fuji, bats, and a plum tree. Wonderful color and detail in the handsome setting, with a blossoming plum tree framing the night sky.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small losses at edges, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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