Kunisada: Fight on Bridge with Tattooed Sakichi
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Fight on Bridge with Tattooed Sakichi
Bold, half-length depiction of the fight between Sakichi and Genzaemon on a bridge. Sakichi wields a length of bamboo and wears a black apron and a towel wrapped around his head, as if he has been working. His full-body tattoo has a design of a lion-dog amidst red peonies. Genzaemon has withdrawn his sword arm from his sleeve and looks relaxed and ready for a fight. This could depict Seki Sanjuro III as Akama Genzaemon and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Shirataki no Sakichi in the play Hachiman matsuri Yomiya no nigiwai, performed at he Ichimura theater in the 5th month of 1860.Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Minor binding holes near edge.
Dimensions: ôban Diptych 36.8 x 50.6 cm
Signature: Toyokuni ga