by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
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. Only the second time we've seen this great Yoshitoshi design.
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. A few wormholes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few spots and light creases. Please see photos for details.
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