Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of a courtesan surrounded by warriors, looking up with a grin from bottom center. Just to the left, a samurai glares back at her angrily, dressed in armor with his hair pulled back into a bushy topknot. The group includes two warrior monks, the one at top center wearing a blue cloth headdress and gripping a bamboo pole, and the one at lower right holding a water dipper, his gray hood pushed down around his shoulders. The fellow behind his wears a shaggy red wig. Nicely detailed, with large expressive figures set off by a deep blue violet sky. The first time we've seen this Chikanobu triptych.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14" x 28 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds. Small losses in margins, a few small wormholes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases and marks, slight ink bleeding. Please see photos for details.
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