Sato Yomoshichi, 1861

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Sato Yomoshichi, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sato Yomoshichi, 1861

Series; Selection of One Hundred Popular Flowers

Sato Yomoshichi, 1861 - Handsome kabuki portrait of an actor in the role of Sato Yomoshichi, the brother of the hapless Oiwa, wife of Tamiya Iemon in the classic ghost story "Yotsuya Kaidan." Here, he stares over his with a suspicious frown as he looks up from reading a letter. He wears a blue gray outer robe with a mandarin orange crest on the shoulders, his hair pulled back into a thick topknot tied with a white cord. The circular inset is framed by mandarin oranges and leaves, along with confetti-like shapes. An interesting design from a rarely seen Toyokuni III series.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 12 7/8" x 9 3/8"

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse from previous backing. Vertical fold at side. A few small repairs, horizontal wrinkling. Please see photos for details.

Sato Yomoshichi, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Sato Yomoshichi, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)