Comments - Interesting kabuki scene featuring Princess Tamaori and the Buddhist priest Rensho. The beauty smiles sweetly as she looks over her shoulder, oblivious to the angry priest kneeling below her. He thrusts his chin out defiantly as he reaches out one hand, a string of prayer beads in his other. Tamaori wears a yellow outer robe with a beautiful embossed pattern over a red kimono decorated with butterflies, a sword tucked at his side. The window at upper left looks out onto a fenced courtyard with blossoming cherry trees and mountains in the distance. Nice expressive figures, with additional embossing in the white kimono collar and scabbard.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14" x 9 3/4" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Fold at top edge. Slight separation at end of horizontal centerfold, repaired. Slight soiling, paper remnant and slight rubbing at top edge, small stain. Please see photos for details.
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