Scene from Futatsu Cho Iro no Dekiaki, 1864

by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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Scene from Futatsu Cho Iro no Dekiaki, 1864 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Original Kunisada II (1823 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Futatsu Cho Iro no Dekiaki, 1864

Comments - Interesting scene from the kabuki play Futatsu Cho Iro no Dekiaki" at the Morita Theater in Edo of men confronting the beauty Otake in front of a bridge. She holds a cloth-covered parcel in one hand and grips a sword with the other as rays of light from the rising sun fill the sky. At lower left, Hiraoka Shirogoro sprawls on the ground, holding up what looks like his own prosthetic arm gripping a sword, while above him, the servant Hikosuke waves a water dipper with an alarmed expression. At right, a young boy throws out his hands in a stopping motion, the samurai behind him frowning at the beauty. From left, the actors are Ichikawa Kobunji I, Ichikawa Kuzo III, Sawamura Tanosuke III as Otake, Bando Shojiro, and Nakamura Shikan. A striking design with wonderful detail in the setting and soft shading on the sky.

Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28 1/2" + margin as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Vertical fold at side of each panel. A few repairs, light horizontal lines where backing papers meet, small spot on beauty's face.

Scene from Futatsu Cho Iro no Dekiaki, 1864 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Scene from Futatsu Cho Iro no Dekiaki, 1864 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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