Bando Shuka I as Banzui Otoki and Bando Kichiya as the Son Chomatsu, 1855

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Bando Shuka I as Banzui Otoki and Bando Kichiya as the Son Chomatsu, 1855 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Bando Shuka I as Banzui Otoki and Bando Kichiya as the Son Chomatsu, 1855

Series; Past and Present, Both Sides of the Leaf

Bando Shuka I as Banzui Otoki and Bando Kichiya as the Son Chomatsu, 1855 - Handsome kabuki portrait of Bando Shuka I as Otoki, the wife of the chivalrous commoner Banzui Chobei, smiling as she looks up over her shoulder, her open lips revealing blackened teeth that indicate her married status. She wears a boldly patterned over a green print kimono and red under robe, a dotted towel draped over her shoulder. The circular inset above shows her son, Chomatsu, played by Bando Kichiya, the boy looking to the side with a slight smile, his eyebrows raised. The background is filled with cherry blossoms and buds, against a dark night sky. An attractive design from this rarely seen series, detailed with burnishing on the black coat collar.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 9 5/8"

Condition - Good detail. Loss at edge, stitching holes at side, repaired.

Bando Shuka I as Banzui Otoki and Bando Kichiya as the Son Chomatsu, 1855 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Bando Shuka I as Banzui Otoki and Bando Kichiya as the Son Chomatsu, 1855 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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