Arashi Kichisaburo III as a Fireman, 1860

by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

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Arashi Kichisaburo III as a Fireman, 1860 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

Original Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866) Japanese Woodblock Print
Arashi Kichisaburo III as a Fireman, 1860

Series; Flowers of Edo, Excitement at Night

Arashi Kichisaburo III as a Fireman, 1860 - Handsome kabuki portrait of Arashi Kichisaburo III as a fireman battling a night fire. He grimaces as he looks over his shoulder, holding a quilted cloth robe tied over his shoulder and torso. His quilted fireman's jacket features a pattern of red flowers and green leaves, worn over a black undergarment and tied with a rust dotted sash. His hair is tied back with a dotted cloth. The lanterns of other firefighters glow in the distance, their silhouettes just visible against the dark sky. Beautiful detail in the intricate quilting, with a hand-applied 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.

Arashi Kichisaburo III as a Fireman, 1860 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)
Arashi Kichisaburo III as a Fireman, 1860 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)