The Soga Brothers Confront Suketsune

by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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The Soga Brothers Confront Suketsune by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Original Kunisada III (1848 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Soga Brothers Confront Suketsune

Comments - Handsome kabuki scene from a play about the famous Soga Brothers, who vowed to avenge their father's death at the hands of the nobleman Suketsune. Here, the young samurai announce their intentions to their Suketsune during a party to celebrate the New Year. In the center, Suketsune frowns angrily as both brothers offer him trays with horse puppets on them. At upper, the younger brother Goro wears a purple kamishimo patterned with butterflies, while Juro's vest features plovers in flight. At lower right, the brothers' friend Asahina tries to intervene, throwing his hand out in alarm, easily recognizable because of his red "monkey" makeup and wild sideburns. The courtesan at right watches with a rather dismayed expression, her black obi decorated with the takaramono, precious things symbolizing wealth and good fortune. A handsome design expressive figures set off by a deep red background.

Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Image Size - 14" x 28 1/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight creasing, a few stains. Please see photos for details.

The Soga Brothers Confront Suketsune by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
The Soga Brothers Confront Suketsune by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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