Comments - Terrific kabuki double portrait from the play "Meiyo jinsei roku" of Bando Shuka I as Otoki, the wife of Onio Shinzaemon, and her son, Shinkichi. She bites nervously on a cloth as she looks up with a worried expression, her eyes narrowed with suspicion. With her other hand she cradles her child's chin, the boy watching her with an eager smile. She wears a black kimono patterned with colorful blossoms and grasses, with purple floral insets over the shoulders. Shinkichi pats her leg reassuringly, his own small hand taking hold of hers. A handsome design with large figures, fine detail in the hair and faces, and lively color.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 9 1/2" x 14"
Condition - With excellent color and detail. A couple minor creases. Please see photos for details. Very nice overall.
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