Ichikawa Kodanji IV as a Fireman, 1860

by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

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Ichikawa Kodanji IV as a Fireman, 1860 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

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

Series; Flowers of Edo, Excitement at Night

Ichikawa Kodanji IV as a Fireman, 1860 - Great kabuki portrait of Ichikawa Kodanji IV as a fireman, making his way to a fire on a dark night. He looks ahead with a sober frown as he lifts his lantern high. He wears a beautifully quilted fireman's jacket with a design of splashing waves and coral, over a quilted shirt with a geometric print. Behind him, the lanterns of other fireman rushing to the site can be seen against the sky. Hand-applied dark red pigment is spattered across the dark night sky to represent ashes or embers drifting from the fire. A nice expressive figure with wonderful detail in the quilting, embossing in the lantern, and fine line work in the hair.

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.

Ichikawa Kodanji IV as a Fireman, 1860 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)
Ichikawa Kodanji IV as a Fireman, 1860 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)