Seki Sanjuro III as Odera Shobei, 1859

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Seki Sanjuro III as Odera Shobei, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Seki Sanjuro III as Odera Shobei, 1859

Comments - Interesting kabuki portrait of Seki Sanjuro III as Odera Shobei in the play "Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui." Shobei had broken into the shogun's treasury and stolen a huge amount of gold coins. Here, he scowls angrily as he holds out a package of money in one hand, a box filled with cash at his side. He wears a brown coat over an intricately patterned gray and brown kimono, and has a black cloth wrapped around his head. An expressive figure in a nicely detailed setting.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/4" + top margin as shown

Condition - Good detail. A couple small repairs and creases at edges.

Seki Sanjuro III as Odera Shobei, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Seki Sanjuro III as Odera Shobei, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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