Bando Shuka I as the Courtesan Takao, 1849

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Bando Shuka I as the Courtesan Takao, 1849 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Bando Shuka I as the Courtesan Takao, 1849

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of a samurai in a bamboo print kimono holding out a large red lacquer sake cup in one hand as he grips the hilts of his sword with the other, scowling angrily. One foot rests atop the end of the courtesan Takao's black outer kimono, which features maple leaves and a stream. She smiles at him as she looks back over her shoulder, seemingly unconcerned by his anger. Paper lanterns and drapery with bamboo leaves hang overhead. Bando Shuka I plays Takao. Nice expressive figures.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 19 1/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Two attached panels, backed with paper. Slight separation at end of vertical folds, repaired. Rubbing along folds, few creases. Please see photos for details.

Bando Shuka I as the Courtesan Takao, 1849 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Bando Shuka I as the Courtesan Takao, 1849 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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