Shirai Gonpachi and Honjo Sukeichi, 1855

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Shirai Gonpachi and Honjo Sukeichi, 1855 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Shirai Gonpachi and Honjo Sukeichi, 1855

Series; Past and Present, Both Sides of the Leaf

Shirai Gonpachi and Honjo Sukeichi, 1855 - Great kabuki portrait of the murderer Shirai Gonpachi wiping clean the blade of his sword with a white cloth, his scabbard dangling over his back from a cord caught between his teeth. He looks up with a suspicious expression, his brows furrowed. The circular inset at upper right depicts Honjo Sukeichi frowning with worry as he grips a bamboo pole. A border of clouds separates the main figure from oversized morning glories against the night sky. A bold design from a rarely seen series.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9 3/4"

Condition - Good detail. Loss at edge, stitching holes at side, repaired.

Shirai Gonpachi and Honjo Sukeichi, 1855 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Shirai Gonpachi and Honjo Sukeichi, 1855 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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