Ichikawa Sadanji I as Ichikawa Betto Jiro, 1868 - Great kabuki portrait of Ichikawa Sadanji I as Ichikawa Betto Jiro in the midst of a fight, gripping his sword above his head as a small pot of ashes hurled at him flies past above. A tattered sheet of folded papers is caught over his shoulders, a few straight lines of rain falling down through the night sky. A dynamic design, nicely composed and detailed. The butterflies and plovers of the title refers to the motifs worn by the famous Soga brothers: butterflies for Goro and plovers for Juro.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14" x 9 3/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Small repair, a few creases, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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