Storm: Nakamura Shikan III as Watanabe no Tsuna, 1876

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Storm: Nakamura Shikan III as Watanabe no Tsuna, 1876 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Storm: Nakamura Shikan III as Watanabe no Tsuna, 1876

Series; Barometer of Emotions, 1876 - 1877

Storm: Nakamura Shikan III as Watanabe no Tsuna, 1876 - Fantastic kabuki portrait of Nakamura Shikan III as the legendary samurai Watanabe no Tsuna from a rarely seen Yoshitoshi series. A loyal retainer of Minamoto no Yorimitsu (Raiko), Watanabe was one of Yorimitsu's trusted "Shitenno" or "Four Guardian Kings." Here, he grips a signpost with both hands outside a temple, frowning angrily. He wears a purple kimono patterned with medallions bordered with swirling clouds tucked into a green and white dotted kamishimo over a fine suit of armor. A terrific bold design, beautifully color and detailed with burnishing on the armor, fine line work on the hair, and bokashi shading in the night sky. A great Yoshitoshi design that we've only seen once before.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 14" x 9 1/2" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Small lightly rubbed spot, faint vertical line where backing papers meet. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

Storm: Nakamura Shikan III as Watanabe no Tsuna, 1876 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Storm: Nakamura Shikan III as Watanabe no Tsuna, 1876 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)