Comments - Intriguing kabuki scene of a samurai standing outside a gate, grimacing angrily, one hand gripping his sword and the other holding a lantern. He wears a black hood and a black coat with a burnished geometric pattern over a dark blue kimono tucked into patterned pants. In the center, a beauty smiles shyly as she looks down, holding her sleeve against her chin. The fellow at right sneers slightly as he watches her, a red tie-dyed cloth stretched between his hands. From left, the actors are Sawamura Tossho, Iwai Shijaku, and Onoe Kikugoro. A great atmospheric night scene with fine bokashi shading in the background and additional burnishing on the black hood. The first time we've offered this triptych.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 3/8" x 28" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few wormholes, repaired. Wrinkling, a few marks at edge. Please see photos for details.
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