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Palanquin Bearers and Kamuro, 1873 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Item Number: 887764

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Meiji Era, 1868 - 1912
Item Number: 887764
 
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Palanquin Bearers and Kamuro, 1873 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Palanquin Bearers and Kamuro, 1873

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene from the play "Modorikago Iro ni Aikata" about two palanquin bearers named Azuma no Yoshiro and Naniwa no Jirosaku and their customer. During a brief rest stop, the two bearers are intrigued by the identity of their passenger, so they coax her out and learn that her name is Tayori, and she is a kamuro or apprentice courtesan. She strikes a pose in the center, playfully tilting her head up at Yoshiro. She wears a red kimono patterned with chrysanthemums, her hair topped with cluster of blue leaves and metal strips of fringe. Yoshiro appears bored, holding a pipe and frowning as he rests his chin on his hand. At left, Jirosaku scowls angrily at his fellow bearer. Unbeknownst to each other, Jirosaku is actually the thief Ishikawa Goemon, and Yoshiro is really the General Hisayoshi, and the two men are sworn enemies. From left, the actors are Nakamura Shikan IV, Sawamura Tossho II, and Bando Hikosaburo V. Large expressive figures with lively color, set off by a deep blue background, and detailed with faint embossing on the white kimono collar and trim.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 27 7/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small holes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few wrinkles. Please see photos for details.


Palanquin Bearers and Kamuro, 1873 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Palanquin Bearers and Kamuro, 1873 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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