Original Kunisada II (1823 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Sixth Month, 1852
Comments - Handsome portrait of a group of kabuki actors in character. At lower left, a woman portrays the Wisteria Maiden, dressed in a red kimono patterned with wisteria blossoms and waving a flowering branch. At top center, a smiling fellow carries a blossoming cherry branch decorated with poem slips. At right, a samurai looks over his shoulder with a sober expression, wearing a dramatic black coat and matching kimono patterned with swirling thunderbolts and red lightning bolts. A great design with wonderfully expressive figures and attractive detail in the costumes, including touches of burnishing.
Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Stitching holes at one side of two panels, thinning at edge, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.