Soga Brothers Confrontation, 1873

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Soga Brothers Confrontation, 1873 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Soga Brothers Confrontation, 1873

Comments - Handsome kabuki scene from the famous tale of the Soga Brothers of the young men confronting the nobleman Suketsune, who was responsible for their father's death. At right, their friend Asahina tries to intervene as the younger brother Goro throws out his hands aggressively. Asahina wears a striking kimono patterned with motifs of cranes in flight, and distinctive red stage makeup. At left, the elder brother Juro watches calmly, holding a fan in his hand. Two courtesans with elegant hairstyles stand on either side of Suketsune in the background. the beauty Shosho at left and Oiso no Tora at right, the sweethearts of the brothers. From left, the actors are Sawamura Tossho, Iwai Shijaku, Ichikawa Sadanji, Bando Hikosaburo, Nakamura Shikan, and Nakamura Kanjaku. A great image with large expressive figures, bordered with a simulated lacquer frame.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Good color and detail. Backed with paper. A few creases and repairs, slight curling.

Soga Brothers Confrontation, 1873 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Soga Brothers Confrontation, 1873 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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