Comments - Handsome kabuki triptych depicting a commoner attacking a beauty on a verandah. He tugs on the end of her red tie-dyed obi as she tries to free herself, tossing a packet of tissues at his head and holding onto her sash. He grimaces, gripping a sword in his other hand. He wears a gray and white patterned kimono shadowed in black, a white cloth tied under his chin. At right, a samurai watches soberly, shielding a lantern with the sleeve of his black coat. The verandah overlooks the water, with boats anchored near the shore for the night. From left, the actors are Sawamura Tossho, Kawarazaki Kunitaro, and Ichikawa Danjuro. Nice large figures, detailed with burnishing on the black coat and embossing on the white cloth.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Large losses at edges, tear at edge, slight thinning along vertical fold at side, repaired. Slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.
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