Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kocho (Butterflies), Chapter 24
Series; Ukiyo-e Comparisons of the Cloudy Chapters of Genji, 1845 - 1846
Kocho (Butterflies), Chapter 24 - Interesting scene from the kabuki play "Kwaikei Shinoda" of Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Abe Yasuna, waving his fan at two butterflies fluttering around his head. He wears court attire, including long blue pants that trail beneath his feet. A servant crouches behind his, frowning angrily as he scratches his head. The blue collar of his kimono features an unusual image of guns with spiraling lines around them. The inset above shows a butterfly dancer. Nice expressive figures.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight toning and soiling, slight rubbing at edges. Some prints have stitching holes at side or a few wormholes, repaired. Please see photos for details.