Snow on the Sumida River, Dawn of the New Year, 1863

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Snow on the Sumida River, Dawn of the New Year, 1863 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Snow on the Sumida River, Dawn of the New Year, 1863

Comments - Great scene of kabuki actors on the bank of the Sumida River at the New Year at dawn, a rosy glow spreading across the top of the sky as the sun rises. At right, Arashi Kichiroku I holds a branch over his shoulder decorated with lucky objects for the New Year, including a small target and a mask of Okame, the Goddess of Mirth. Behind him, Sawamura Tanosuke III holds a tiny cup of sake in her outstretched hand. In the center, Kawarazaki Gonjuro I takes a toothpick from his mouth with an angry frown, a gourd bottle dangling from a red cord in his hand. At left, Ichimura Kakitsu IV looks up with a sneer. The pillars of a stone torii gate frame a set of stone steps leading up the embankment. A terrific look at actors offstage, with a handsome setting.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 14 1/2" x 29" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Vertical folds and diagonal folds. Small losses and thinning at edges, a few holes, repaired. Creasing.

Snow on the Sumida River, Dawn of the New Year, 1863 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Snow on the Sumida River, Dawn of the New Year, 1863 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)