Kawarasaki Gonjuro as Nagoya Sanza, 1861

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Kawarasaki Gonjuro as Nagoya Sanza, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kawarasaki Gonjuro as Nagoya Sanza, 1861

Comments - Interesting kabuki portrait of Kawarasaki Gonjuro as the samurai Nagoya Sanza, who was banished by his clan after a valuable sword in his care was stolen by the evil Fuwa Banzaemon. He stands beside a palanquin gripping his sword, looking up with a frown as two swallows flit through the sky. His black kimono is pushed down to the waist and tucked up at the back for easier traveling, revealing a blue under robe, the sleeves tied back with a cord. Willow branches in soft gray silhouette frame the scene. Nicely detailed with delicate allover cloth embossing on the background.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/4"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal folds. A few holes, repaired. Creasing, wrinkling, slight toning and soiling, a few spots. Please see photos for details.

Kawarasaki Gonjuro as Nagoya Sanza, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Kawarasaki Gonjuro as Nagoya Sanza, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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