The nightly scene shows a samurai
armed with two katana
. He holds one sword in his hands. It seems that this sheet is the right half of a dyptich.
The crest on his kimono
shows a scroll amulet (tsutsu-mamori
) and possibly indicates to a branch of the family Ikeda
Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni
III [Utagawa Kunisada
] (1786 - 1864)
Signature: "Toyokuni ga
Format: approx. 23 x 35 cm. (Oban
Year of publication: around 1860
Condition: Clean and cut sheet. Due to a damage in the upper right edge, the sheet has been repaired and reinforced all over.
Colours: Brilliant and good.The image may slightly vary in colour to the original due to the photo/scan.