Asao Yoroku II as a Fireman, 1860

by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

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Asao Yoroku II as a Fireman, 1860 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

Original Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866) Japanese Woodblock Print
Asao Yoroku II as a Fireman, 1860

Series; Flowers of Edo, Excitement at Night

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.

Asao Yoroku II as a Fireman, 1860 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)
Asao Yoroku II as a Fireman, 1860 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

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