A work by Tōshūsai Sharaku. It is inspired by the play "Koijōsomewake Tazuna," which was performed at the Kawarazaki Theater in Edo on May 5th in the 6th year of the Kansei era. In the setting of Shijō Kawara, upon the request of Washuzuka Hachiroku, the villain Edohei ambushes Ippei, portrayed by Ichikawa Danjūrō, and steals the public funds. Edobei's distinctive glare, with his chin jutted out and looking upwards, is crafted in contrast to Ippei. His unevenly depicted hands exude a sense of menace.
This design is in a chic monochrome, creating a calm and composed ambiance.
S: Width 450 × Height 640
M: Width 750 × Height 1070
L: Width 1000 × Height 1420
Note: Tōshūsai Sharaku is renowned for his unique and evocative ukiyo-e prints, especially of kabuki actors. The details provided relate to a kabuki play's plot.