by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Series; Barometer of Emotions, 1876 - 1877
Light Snow: Ichikawa Sadanji I as Obo Kichiza, circa 1876 - Interesting kabuki portrait of Ichikawa Sadanji I as the thief Obo Kichiza, looking warily up at the sky as he carries a straw-wrapped bundle over his shoulders. He wears a brown kimono with a beautiful burnished hexagon and dot pattern over a blue under robe, his short hair sticking up atop his head with the longer locks pulled into a knot at the back of his head. A light snow falls gently through the sky and two sparrows flutter overhead. A nice expressive figure. The first time we've offered this rarely seen Yoshitoshi design.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 1/4" + top margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight thinning along vertical fold at right edge, repaired. Slight creasing and soiling. Please see photos for details.
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