Watching a Dance Performance, 1904 - Beautiful image of women watching a beauty perform a classic dance from the play known as "Dojoji." Two beauties kneel on cushions at left, watching from a balcony framed with purple drapery, with tea and refreshments on red lacquer trays nearby. The dancer wears an exquisite kimono and matching hat covered with cherry blossoms, sweeping her arms about gracefully beneath a temple bell and hanging blossoms. Two attendants sit quietly with their hands in their laps. A striking composition with lovely color and shading, including burnishing on the black cushions and silver mica accents. A lovely design.
Artist - Miyagawa Shuntei (1873 - 1914)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 27" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight toning and creasing, a few stains. Please see photos for details.