Samurai with an Enormous Cup of Sake, 1881

by Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)

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Samurai with an Enormous Cup of Sake, 1881 by Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)

Original Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882) Japanese Woodblock Print
Samurai with an Enormous Cup of Sake, 1881

Comments - Interesting triptych featuring two scenes from a kabuki play. At left, the samurai Saburobei looks up with an angry grimace as he holds an enormous red lacquer cup of sake with both hands. A diagonal separates the figure from the scene at right, where the Minamoto warrior Okabe Rokuyata rages at two women, waving his hat over his head. At bottom center, the wife Fukaya looks up with a slight smile as she leans forward, while the courtesan Sazanami behind her looks worried. A screen at right is decorated with peony blossoms, while panels lining the back of the room feature cherry blossoms. From left, the actors are Ichikawa Sadanji, Iwai Shijaku, Ichikawa Gonjuro, and Nakamura Shikan. Nice large expressive figures.

Artist - Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)

Image Size - 14" x 28"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels. Small loss at corner, slight separation at ends of vertical folds between panels, a few holes, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and wrinkling, a few stains. Please see photos for details.

Samurai with an Enormous Cup of Sake, 1881 by Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)
Samurai with an Enormous Cup of Sake, 1881 by Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)

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