Nakamura Tossho II as Karukaya Doshin, 1869

by Yoshitora (active circa 1836 - 1887)

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Nakamura Tossho II as Karukaya Doshin, 1869 by Yoshitora (active circa 1836 - 1887)

Original Yoshitora (active circa 1836 - 1887) Japanese Woodblock Print
Nakamura Tossho II as Karukaya Doshin, 1869

Comments - Great okubi-e or large head portrait of Nakamura Tossho II as Karukaya Doshin in the play "Karukaya Doshin Tsukushi no Iezuto." The Kato Sayemon Shigeuji, a daimyo of Kyushu, fled his station and title and became the priest Karukaya Doshin to escape his jealous wife. His young son then went on a quest to track him down. Here, Doshin looks over his shoulder with an angry grimace as his son discovers him. He has a blue monk's cowl over his head and a black robe shaded in gray, a few maple leaves at lower right adding a note of color. An expressive figure.

Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1836 - 1887)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Small repair, creasing. Please see photos for details.

Nakamura Tossho II as Karukaya Doshin, 1869 by Yoshitora (active circa 1836 - 1887)
Nakamura Tossho II as Karukaya Doshin, 1869 by Yoshitora (active circa 1836 - 1887)

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