Scene from Tanzen no Nagoya obi, 1856

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Scene from Tanzen no Nagoya obi, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Tanzen no Nagoya obi, 1856

Comments - Handsome kabuki double portrait featuring Nakamura Fususuke as the samurai Nagoya and Sawamura Tossho as his servant Kinohei in the play "Tanzen no Nagoya obi" (Nagoya Belt and Tanzen Jacket). The samurai throws his hands out at his sides, a tight-lipped frown on his face as he looks to the side. His servant Kinohei kneels before him with a sandal in one hand, staring up at Nagoya with a suspicious expression. He wears a black kimono with a bold pattern of huge blossoms and writing, the striped collar identifying him as a yakko or footman. Blossoming cherry branches frame the scene above. An attractive design with expressive figures.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 9 1/4"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse from previous backing. Slight soiling, light rippling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

Scene from Tanzen no Nagoya obi, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Scene from Tanzen no Nagoya obi, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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