Samurai at the Gate by H - Japanese Woodblock Prints - Various Artists
Samurai at the Gate
38 x78 cm (the three sheets)
Excellent kabuki triptych scene by Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) 庵崎求女ノ霊 尾上菊五郎 showing a Samurai and two other characters at a gate. From the left the actors are; Sawamura Tossho, Iwei Shijaku and Onoe Kikuguro. Atmospheric night scene with good bokashi grading in the background and burnishing on the Samurai`s black hood and blue patterned kimono . Excellent impression, strong colours, very good condition with some wrinkling and a few repaired wormholes.The Tokyo Library has this print in their collection.