Tsuchiyama: Onoe Kikugoro III as Shirai Gonpachi - Dramatic image from the collaborative Hiroshige and Toyokuni III Tokaido Road series, referred to as "The Tokaido by Two Brushes." In the foreground designed by Toyokuni III, Onoe Kikugoro III appears as the robber and murderer Shirai Gonpachi, escaping from an enclosed palanquin while being transported by police. Having cut through the netting with the knife now clenched between his teeth, he begins to emerge from his captivity, extending one foot and an elbow out of the palanquin. The fantastic landscape inset by Hiroshige shows Tsuchiyama at night during a driving rainstorm. Travelers make their way up a hill under the slanting raindrops as the river cascades down the hillside. A great print, beautifully detailed and finely shaded. This print is from a later edition with a colored background.
Image Size - 14 3/8" x 9 7/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Diagonal folds at corners. Tack holes in corners, repaired. Slight toning and creasing. Please see photos for details.
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