Scene from Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono, 1865

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Scene from Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono, 1865 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono, 1865

Comments - Interesting scene of a trio traveling through the countryside at night from the kabuki play "Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono." In the center, the older sister of Kakezara tilts her head with a sly smile as she watches the samurai Masaki, tugging on the end of his white sash. The samurai scowls back at her as he pushes up the sleeve of his kimono. At right, Yoshiro emerges from the foliage, lifting his hat high for a better look at the couple, a worried frown on his face. From left, the actors are Nakamura Fukusuke, Sawamura Tanosuke, and Ichikawa Kyuzo. A handsome design with large figures set against a softly shaded sky, beautifully detailed with a burnished geometric pattern on the black kimono.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Paper remnants on reverse from previous backing. A few wormholes, large tear and a couple small losses at edges, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases, wrinkling throughout center panel. Please see photos for details.

Scene from Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono, 1865 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Scene from Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono, 1865 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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