Street Knight Sukeroku and Rival Ikyu, 1876

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Street Knight Sukeroku and Rival Ikyu, 1876 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Street Knight Sukeroku and Rival Ikyu, 1876

Comments - Handsome scene from a play about the otokodate or street knight Sukeroku and the elderly daimyo Ikyu, who are rivals for the affection of the beautiful courtesan Agemaki. At bottom center, Sukeroku frowns with his arms firmly folded across his chest, the purple invalid's sash around his forehead a symbol of his lovesickness for the the beauty. At right, Ikyu scowls angrily as he draws his sword, ready to attack the insolent otokodate. At top center, Agemaki looks down with an alarmed expression, her eyes wide. A colorful design with large expressive figures, beautifully detailed with embossing on Ikyu's white hair and bear, and light embossing on the white kimono collar and trim of the beauty at lower right.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 3/8" x 26 7/8"

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper. Vertical wrinkles. A couple losses, repaired.

Street Knight Sukeroku and Rival Ikyu, 1876 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Street Knight Sukeroku and Rival Ikyu, 1876 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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