Oniazami Seikichi, 1859

by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

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Oniazami Seikichi, 1859 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

Original Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866) Japanese Woodblock Print
Oniazami Seikichi, 1859

Comments - Interesting kabuki portrait of Oniazami Seikichi, formerly the priest Seishin, who was banished after his affair with the geisha Izayoi was discovered. The couple decided to commit lovers' suicide together by jumping into a river, but neither drowned, and they went their separate ways. Seishin then became a bandit, taking the name Seikichi with the nickname Oniazami or Demon Thistle. Here, he looks up with a distraught expression, biting his lower lip and holding his sleeves to his chest. At lower right, an elderly soba noodle vendor seems alarms as he fingers an object in his hands. A circular inset at upper left shows Yaegaki Monzo reading a scroll, holding it up above his head with both hands, frowning angrily. Nice expressive figures

Artist - Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/4"

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Small losses and thinning at edges, a few holes, repaired. Creasing at edges. Please see photos for details.

Oniazami Seikichi, 1859 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)
Oniazami Seikichi, 1859 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

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