Ichikawa Sadanji I as Lady Shirataki, 1894

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Ichikawa Sadanji I as Lady Shirataki, 1894 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ichikawa Sadanji I as Lady Shirataki, 1894

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of Lady Shirataki holding a spool of white thread during an outing to view the blossoming cherry trees. She looks over her shoulder with a slight frown, wearing an elegant purple outer robe patterned with peonies. At right, her attendant Satsuki holds a long-handled sake server, while the beauty Minase at left carries a flowering branch. Just below her, a palace guard holds a poem slip atop a tray, frowning as he watches Shirataki. He wears a white vest over a red kimono with a beautiful burnished geometric pattern tucked into blue pants. A cloth panels with bands of red, yellow, and purple provides privacy for the group. From left, the actors are Ichikawa Rijo [?], Ichikawa Gonjuro I, Ichikawa Sadanji I, and Ichikawa Yonezo. A colorful design, detailed with embossing on the white kimono and white collars, and the white stripes on the guard's sleeves.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and good detail. Small repair, creasing at corner.

Ichikawa Sadanji I as Lady Shirataki, 1894 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Ichikawa Sadanji I as Lady Shirataki, 1894 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Ichikawa Sadanji I as Lady Shirataki, 1894 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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