Kuniyoshi: Distracted Barber

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Distracted Barber
Series: Series of comic jôruri musical play (dôke jôruri zukushi)
Date: 1855/12

“Jôruri music of old hachijô Shirokiya chapter” (Mukashino hachi jô Shiroki-ya no dan). A man reaches for a letter from a woman with one hand while tugging on the topknot of a kneeling customer. The customer has spilled a nearby tray. This must be the same scene that Yoshitoshi depicts in a diptych about 35 years later.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: chûban
Publisher: Hayashi-ya Shôgorô
Seal: censor’s seals: aratame & date 12th month of Rabbit year(1855)
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi giga