Comments - Terrific illustration from the kabuki play commonly known as "Kagamiyama" of the maid Ohatsu confronting Iwafuji in a garden at night. A senior lady-in-waiting, Iwafuji caused the suicide of her junior Onoe by exchanging a sandal for a valuable statue in Onoe's care. Ohatsu was the loyal servant of Onoe, and vowed to avenge her death. Here, the young maid climbs through a garden fence to surprise her victim, sneering at her and biding her time for the moment to strike and gain her revenge. Iwafuji regards her solemnly as she stands under an umbrella, unaware of her fate. Nicely detailed with embossing on the white kimono trim and a burnished geometric pattern on the black kimono. A handsome design with an attractive setting.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14" x 19"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two separate panels. Slight soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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