Igami no Gonta and Beauty, 1856

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Igami no Gonta and Beauty, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Igami no Gonta and Beauty, 1856

Comments - Great kabuki double portrait featuring Igami no Gonta, the son of a sushi shop owner. In a famous scene, the Genji commander Kajiwara Kagetoki has come to the shop in search of the Koremori, a Taira warrior, who has been hiding there. Gonta is preparing to give him a sushi tub in which a severed head has been hidden, which his father Yazaemon is hoping to pass off as that of Koremori. Here, Gonta stares with an alarmed expression, biting his lower lip as he carries the wooden tub under his arm. A beauty kneels before him, grinning happily as she throws her hand out to the side. She wears a tie-dyed kimono with a black collar over a red under robe with a tie-dyed collar, her hair pulled back into a smooth bun adorned with a lacquer comb, a floral ornament, a hairpin, and ribbons. Nice expressive figures.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 9 1/8"

Condition - Nice detail. Horizontal centerfold, vertical fold at side. A couple small repairs.

Igami no Gonta and Beauty, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Igami no Gonta and Beauty, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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