Palace Guards beneath a Blossoming Cherry Tree, 1847 - 1852

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Palace Guards beneath a Blossoming Cherry Tree, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Palace Guards beneath a Blossoming Cherry Tree, 1847 - 1852

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of beauties dressed as palace guards, each wearing a white vest with a blue ribbon threaded through the edges of the sleeves and a black cap with a white cross on it. The woman in the center kneels in front of a man, tugging on his checked obi as she looks up at him. At left, a beauty weeps into a stack of tissues as the guard beside her watches with a worried expression, a sake kettle in his hand. The woman sitting at lower right holds a red lacquer sake cup, smiling as she watches her companions. Blossoming cherry branches frame the scene above, with a few petals drifting down through the sky. An attractive design.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 28 7/8"

Condition - Good detail. A few small repairs and creases, slight rubbing.

Palace Guards beneath a Blossoming Cherry Tree, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Palace Guards beneath a Blossoming Cherry Tree, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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