Original Kunisada III (1848 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
November Play at the Kabukiza
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November Play at the Kabukiza - Interesting scene from a play at the Kabukiza or Kabuki Theater in Tokyo of an elder samurai holding a dirk in his hand, soberly displaying it to two younger warriors. He looks at them with a frown, his brows furrowed and his thinning gray hair pulled back into a slender topknot. The man in the center scowls back at him angrily, his hands resting on his lap. He wears a dotted gray kamishimo over a black kimono with a beautiful burnished geometric pattern. The fellow at left leans forward with a tight-lipped frown. From left, the actors are Ichikawa Kodanji, Onoe Kikugoro, and Ichikawa Danjuro. Nice expressive figures set off by a soft yellow background, focusing all attention on the actors. Beautifully detailed with additional burnishing in the black kimono at left and the black vest at right.
Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Image Size - 14" x 27 7/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Slight toning, soiling, and curling, light stains. Please see photos for details.