Comments - Handsome kabuki portrait of Nakamura Fukusuke I as Jihizo in the play "Honcho Nijushiko," a drama about two brothers quarreling over who will inherit their dead father's secret books of battlefield strategy, which have been buried in a bamboo grove. Here, Jihizo kneels in the snow holding a shovel, frowning angrily. His blue outer robe has been pushed down to the waist to reveal a red kimono with a radiating tie-dyed pattern. Bamboo fills the backgrounds and snow falls against the gray evening sky. An expressive figure in an interesting setting.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 9 3/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Small loss at corner, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases, paper slightly rippled. Please see photos for details.
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