Asao Yoroku II as a Fireman, 1860 - Great kabuki portrait of Asao Yoroku II as a fireman on his way to a blaze, holding a lantern high against the night sky, where other lanterns can be seen in the distance. He wears a striking quilted jacket pattern with a horned demon eating a sign, and carries a fire hook called a tobiguchi (kite's beak). A handsome design, beautifully detailed with embossing on the lantern and a spattering of dark red pigment to simulate flying embers or ashes.
Artist - Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Very slight paper remnants on reverse at edges from previous mounting. Slight toning. Writing in red on background. Please see photos for details.
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