Attacking a Beauty in an Iris Garden, 1849

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Attacking a Beauty in an Iris Garden, 1849 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Attacking a Beauty in an Iris Garden, 1849

Comments - Great kabuki scene of the ronin Funabashi Jirozaemon attacking a beauty in an iris garden. Leaning forward with a strange grimace he holds his sword before, balancing the tip with his other hand. At left, the beauty recoils from him, trying to scramble away on the wooden walkways over the water and holding her hand out in a stopping gesture. The woman at right seems unconcerned about the conflict, smiling happily as she holds up a paper lantern on the end of a pole, an umbrella over her shoulder. Rain slants down over the sky, splashing on the walkway and surface of the water. From left, the actors are Bando Shuka I as Osano, Nakamura Utaemon IV as Funabashi Jirozaemon, and Fujikawa Hanatomo III as Ohana. An intriguing subject with a handsome setting.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 1/2"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Vertical centerfolds. A few ink marks. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Attacking a Beauty in an Iris Garden, 1849 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Attacking a Beauty in an Iris Garden, 1849 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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