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The Subscription List by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Item Number: 899311

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Meiji Era, 1868 - 1912
Item Number: 899311
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The Subscription List by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Subscription List

Comments - Terrific kabuki scene illustrating the famous play "The Subscription List" (Kanjincho) which tells the story of how Yoshitsune Minamoto and his faithful retainer Benkei attempt to sneak across the border disguised as monks. Charged with intercepting the party, the aristocrat Togashi, shown at right in formal dress, becomes suspicious of the young porter at lower left, who resembles Yoshitsune (and actually is). To allay the daimyo's suspicions, Benkei gestures angrily as he berates the porter, as he would never do to his master, waving his fan and clutching a string a prayer beads. A handsome design with the figures set off by a deep red background with a pine tree and bamboo. Detailed with embossing on Benkei's white pants and burnishing on Togashi's court cap.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 27 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small holes, repaired. A few creases, small stain at edge. Please see photos for details.

The Subscription List by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

The Subscription List by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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