Comments - Handsome illustration from the play commonly known as "Gosho no Gorozo" at the Kabukiza or Kabuki Theater. At left the otokodate or street knight Gosho no Gorozo frowns angrily as he looks at his sweetheart, the courtesan Satsuki, in the center. He wears a white kimono with a striking pattern of a dragon emerging from clouds above pine branches, a sword as this side and a shakuhachi flute tucked into the back of his obi. Satsuki smiles slightly at Gorozo while she holds one hand out as if motioning her companion, Oshu, to stop for a moment. A crane decorated the sleeves of Satsuki's outer robe, while Oshu's obi features a carp leaping up a waterfall. Blossoming cherry branches frame the scene above as a few petals drift down through the sky. From left, the actors are Onoe Kikugoro, Onoe Eizaburo, and Nakamura Fukusuke. Nicely detailed with embossing on the white cloth wrapped around Gorozo's neck, the crane's feathers, and the white collars.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14" x 27 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Slight curling and ink bleeding, a few stains, light vertical lines where backing papers meet. Please see photos for details.
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