Soga Goro, 1941

by Sadanobu III (1881 - 1963)

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Soga Goro, 1941 by Sadanobu III (1881 - 1963)

Original Sadanobu III (1881 - 1963) Japanese Woodblock Print
Soga Goro, 1941

Comments - Great kabuki portrait of the samurai Soga no Goro, one of the famous Soga Brothers, wearing a red kimono patterned with trademark butterflies, grimacing as he clutches his robe to his chest. His hair is arranged with two wings on top and with the back pulled into a topknot tied with white cord. A bold design.

This presentation - This print comes in the original folder as issued by the publisher, with a label in Japanese on the reverse with the artist, carver, and printer's names and the date of Showa 16 (1941). Another label in Japanese inside the front of the folder features a brief statement by the artist about the subject. We have not been able to identify the publisher.

Artist - Sadanobu III (1881 - 1963)

Image Size - 13" x 9" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Small tear at edge, repaired. A few creases at edges.

Soga Goro, 1941 by Sadanobu III (1881 - 1963)
Soga Goro, 1941 by Sadanobu III (1881 - 1963)
Soga Goro, 1941 by Sadanobu III (1881 - 1963)
Soga Goro, 1941 by Sadanobu III (1881 - 1963)

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