Comments - Great image of three characters in Act 7 of the classic kabuki drama "Kanadehon Chushingura." At the Ichiriki Teahouse, Oboshi Yuranosuke, the leader of the 47 ronin, stares angrily up at the courtesan Okaru, accusing her of spying on him while he read a message about the vendetta. Below, Okaru's brother, Teraoka Heiemon, vows to kill Okaru to demonstrate his loyalty to the ronin, grimacing with rage. The beauty reacts with alarm, her mouth slightly agape. The figures appear in circular insets with colorful background, set against a light blue pattern of a lantern hanging from tree branches. From top to bottom the actors are Onoe Kikugoro IV, Kataoka Nizaemon VIII, and Nakamura Fukusuke I. A great design with graphic impact.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 1/2"
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Small hole, repaired, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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