Yokobue, Chapter 37

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Yokobue, Chapter 37 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Yokobue, Chapter 37

Series; Ukiyo-e Comparisons of the Cloudy Chapters of Genji, 1845 - 1846

Yokobue, Chapter 37 - Terrific image from the kabuki play "Yaguchi no watashi" of Ichikawa Danjuro VII as the treacherous ferryman Tombei. The elder grimaces down at his daughter Ofuna, who pleads with him not to reveal that the guest staying at their house is a wanted samurai. He intends to claim the reward for the warrior's capture, however. He wears a plaid kimono over a blue tie-dyed shirt favored by boatmen, his arms firmly folded across his chest. Ofuna kneels beside him with her hands clasped together, begging for mercy for the young man, with whom she has fallen in love. A drum hangs overhead at left, which plays a key part in the drama. Great expressive figures.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9"

Condition - Good detail. Backed with paper. Small repair at edge.

Yokobue, Chapter 37 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Yokobue, Chapter 37 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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