Ichimura Kakitsu IV as a Fireman, 1860

by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

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Ichimura Kakitsu IV as a Fireman, 1860 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

Original Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ichimura Kakitsu IV as a Fireman, 1860

Series; Flowers of Edo, Excitement at Night

Ichimura Kakitsu IV as a Fireman, 1860 - Terrific kabuki portrait of Ichimura Kakitsu IV as a fireman, hurrying through the night to fight a fire. He wears a beautiful quilted robe patterned with a colorful phoenix with long tail feathers over a black under garment, tied with a rust dotted sash. A blue and white cloth is knotted around his forehead, a few loose hairs blowing alongside his face. Behind him, men carry glowing lanterns through the darkness as ashes and embers blow over head. A great design with intricate detail in the quilting and a spattering of hand-applied red pigment to simulate the embers.

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.

Ichimura Kakitsu IV as a Fireman, 1860 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)
Ichimura Kakitsu IV as a Fireman, 1860 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)