Scene from Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono, 1865

by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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Scene from Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono, 1865 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Original Kunisada II (1823 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono, 1865

Comments - Dramatic kabuki scene from the play "Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono" at the Morita Theater in Edo of a man beating a beauty with a bamboo broom. The poor woman is tied to a willow tree, hanging from a rope wrapped around her torso, looking down with a wistful expression. She wears a gray kimono patterned with autumn leaves, her hair pulled back into a long ponytail tied with a red tie-dyed ribbon. At right, an angry matron, her face contorted with rage, draws a knife tucked into her obi. From left, the actors are Sawamura Tanosuke III, Ichikawa Kobunji I, Seki Utasuke, and Seki Sanjuro III. Nice expressive figures.

Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Image Size - 13 3/8" x 28" + margin as shown

Condition - Good detail. Small loss at corner, a few holes, repaired. Wrinkling throughout.

Scene from Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono, 1865 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Scene from Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono, 1865 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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