Comments - Interesting kabuki portrait of Sawamura Tanosuke as the geisha Kosan, set against a patchwork of checked patterns and two Noh theater masks. She tilts her head with a sly smile as she looks out of the corners of her eyes, a pipe in her hand. The mask at top center is Hyottoko, a comic character with his mouth puckered to one side as he is traditionally shown blowing through a bamboo pipe on a fire. A striking and unusual design.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal centerfold. A few wormholes, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and rippling, a few stains. Please see photos for details.
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