Comments - Handsome scene from the kabuki play "Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui." The courtesan Izayoi has an affair with a young priest named Seishin, causing him to be banished. When they attempt to commit lover's suicide by drowning, neither succeeds and they go their separate ways, and Seishin eventually becomes a murderous bandit. The pair reunites when Seishin kidnaps the beauty before realizing her true identity. Here, Iyazoi stands along an embankment outside a daimyo's palace, smiling as she looks over her shoulder. At right, Seishin watches her with a distraught expression, gripping an umbrella with both hands as he contemplates their future. The actor at left is Iwai Kumesaburo III. Nice expressive figures in an interesting, well-detailed setting.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14" x 19 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two separate panels, backed with paper. A few repairs. Please see photos for details.
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