Iwafuji Berating Onoe, 1853

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Iwafuji Berating Onoe, 1853 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Iwafuji Berating Onoe, 1853

Comments - Terrific scene from the kabuki play commonly known as "Kagamiyama." The jealous senior lady-in-waiting, Iwafuji, has plotted the downfall of her junior, Onoe, by exchanging a sandal for a valuable statue in Onoe's care. Here, Iwafuji creates a scene after pretending to discover the zori sandal in place of the statue. She holds the sandal threateningly over her head, glaring angrily at Onoe, who kneels quietly in the center, watching the evil matron with an alarmed expression. Onoe's loyal young maid, Ohatsu, eavesdrops at left, scowling angrily at the treatment her mistress is receiving. From left, the actors are Ichikawa Kodanji IV, Onoe Baiko IV, and Ichikawa Danjuro VIII. A great illustration from this well-known play, with fine detail in the elegant interior setting and a burnished pattern on the black kimono.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 29 3/8"

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few wormholes, repaired. Slight rubbing and creasing. Please see photos for details.

Iwafuji Berating Onoe, 1853 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Iwafuji Berating Onoe, 1853 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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