Tora Gozen and the Soga Brothers, 1844

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Tora Gozen and the Soga Brothers, 1844 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Tora Gozen and the Soga Brothers, 1844

Comments - Terrific scene from the famous tale of the Soga Brothers. Here the older brother Soga Juro pays a visits to his beloved courtesan, the beautiful Tora gozen. He sits beside an oil lamp, writing a final poem, knowing that tomorrow he may face his death when he and his brother finally avenge their father's death. The beauty smiles at him gently as she holds a comb, a young attendant placing a basin of water at his feet, unaware that she may never see him again. His younger brother, Soga Goro, waits patiently outside, holding his bow and hat, his horse nearby. A full moon glows softly in the night sky, framed by the delicate white blossoms of a cherry tree. A lovely and poignant image, with beautiful detail in the handsome interior setting.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few wormholes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Tora Gozen and the Soga Brothers, 1844 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Tora Gozen and the Soga Brothers, 1844 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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