Loyal Maid Ohatsu, 1857

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Loyal Maid Ohatsu, 1857 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Loyal Maid Ohatsu, 1857

Comments - Great portrait of the maidservant Ohatsu, who avenged her mistress's death. Ohatsu served Onoe, a junior lady-in-waiting. Onoe's senior, the evil Iwafuji, caused the suicide of Onoe by exchanging a sandal for a valuable statue in Onoe's care, then publicly humiliating her over the incident. The loyal Ohatsu decided to kill Iwafuji, and stalked her in the palace garden one night, stabbing her with a sword. Here, she thrusts the sandal out accusingly, an angry frown on her face. Cherry blossoms frame the night sky above with yellow mountain roses below and other building in the palace visible in silhouette in the distance. Nice detail in the setting.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/4" + margin as shown

Condition - Good detail. Small repair, light creasing throughout.

Loyal Maid Ohatsu, 1857 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Loyal Maid Ohatsu, 1857 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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