Scene from Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui, 1859

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Scene from Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui, 1859

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene from the play Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui" at the Ichimura Theater in Edo. After his love affair with the geisha Shinzo Izayoi was discovered, the priest Seishin was banished. The pair decided to commit suicide together by drowning, but neither succeeded. After climbing out of the water, Seishin met a page carrying a packet of money, and Seishin steals it from him. Here, he stands atop his victim with a drawstring purse in his hand, his wet hair clinging to the sides of his face. At left, a couple pauses to watch him, the man scowling angrily while the beauty smiles, unaware of what is taking place. Buildings line the road behind them beneath the night sky. Ichikawa Kodanji IV appears as Seishin. A handsome setting.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 19 1/8"

Condition - Good detail. Partially backed with paper. Small repair, a few creases, slight rippling in left panel.

Scene from Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Scene from Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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