Arguing over a Banner, 1847 - 1852

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Arguing over a Banner, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Arguing over a Banner, 1847 - 1852

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of two samurai at the shore arguing over a banner, with a beauty caught in between them. At right, Akushichibei Kagekiyo leans forward with an angry frown as he tugs on one end of the red cloth. In the center, the beauty holds a short sword in one hand as she eyes the fellow at left suspiciously, a straw apron tied over her shell print kimono. The warrior at left turns his head away with a slightly worried expression, the banner draped over his shoulder. He wears a print kimono trimmed with fringe over armor that is also trimmed with fringe. Undulating waves fill the background beneath a darkening sky. Nice expressive figures.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 5/8"

Condition - Nice detail. Vertical folds. Small losses and thinning at edges, repaired. Wrinkling throughout.

Arguing over a Banner, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Arguing over a Banner, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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