Kumokiri Nizaemon and the Tobacco Seller Kihachi, 1852

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Kumokiri Nizaemon and the Tobacco Seller Kihachi, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kumokiri Nizaemon and the Tobacco Seller Kihachi, 1852

Comments - Intriguing kabuki scene of Kumokiri Nizaemon kneeling on a tiled roof with an anguished expression as he holds out a small drawstring bag to the tobacco seller Kihachi. The vendor reaches for the bag with both hands, an angry frown on his face. The wooden frame work of scaffolding can be seen behind them, suggesting a construction site. A striking design with an interesting and unusual setting, detailed with fine shading at top and bottom.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 19 3/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two separate panels. Small loss and thinning at corner, a few wormholes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

Kumokiri Nizaemon and the Tobacco Seller Kihachi, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Kumokiri Nizaemon and the Tobacco Seller Kihachi, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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