Comments - Terrific kabuki portrait of Ichikawa Sadanji as the Chinese general Goshogun Kanki in the play commonly known as "Kokusen'ya Gassen." The samurai Watonai has traveled to China to help restore the Ming Dynasty. He asked his half-sister, Kinshojo, to plead his case with her husband, General Kanki. Here, Kanki reacts with rage when he hears of Watonai's plan, refusing to assist him. He grimaces angrily as he looks to the side, gripping the scabbard of his sword in one hand. He wears an exotic robe decorated with turtles with mossy shells, a symbol of longevity, his collar trimmed with ruffles. His hair is pulled up into a thick knot with a branch of coral stuck through it. A bold, expressive figure, nicely detailed with fine line work in the hair and beard, and a red tie-dyed border that adds graphic impact.
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few creases at edges. Please see photos for details.
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