Onoe Kikugoro IV as Yokogushi no Otomi, 1858

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Onoe Kikugoro IV as Yokogushi no Otomi, 1858 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Onoe Kikugoro IV as Yokogushi no Otomi, 1858

Series; Portraits from Hit Plays of Both Historical Stories and Modern Life

Onoe Kikugoro IV as Yokogushi no Otomi, 1858 - Expressive kabuki portrait of Onoe Kikugoro IV as Yokogushi no Otomi, the mistress the gang boss Akama Genzaemon. She is in love with the handsome Yosaburo, however, and when Genzaemon discovers she has been cheating on him, he orders his henchmen to slash her all over, leaving her for dead. She is shown before the attack, looking back over she shoulder with an alarmed expression as she returns from a bath, a cotton kimono tucked under her arm. The entrance gate of a mansion can be seen in dark silhouette, with a couple red lanterns and shoji windows glowing at upper left. A handsome design from a rarely seen series.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. A few repairs, slight creasing and soiling, fold at corner. Please see photos for details.

Onoe Kikugoro IV as Yokogushi no Otomi, 1858 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Onoe Kikugoro IV as Yokogushi no Otomi, 1858 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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