The Thief Ishikawa Goemon and His Wife, Otaki, Battling Guards and Iwaki Tomonojo

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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The Thief Ishikawa Goemon and His Wife, Otaki, Battling Guards and Iwaki Tomonojo by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Thief Ishikawa Goemon and His Wife, Otaki, Battling Guards and Iwaki Tomonojo

From an untitled series of horizontal oban kabuki prints

Horizontal Oban Kabuki Prints by Toyokuni III - Handsome design from an untitled series of horizontal kabuki prints by Toyokuni III dating from 1847 - 1852. The horizontal oban format is an interesting departure from the more commonly seen vertical oban actor prints, allowing Toyokuni III to create detailed settings for the characters. These images provide a nice context for the interaction between the figures. Some prints feature deluxe publishing treatments such as burnishing or embossing. An interesting complement to Toyokuni III's more well-known vertical kabuki designs.

Special detail - Burnished geometric pattern on the black kimono, and burnishing on the black obi and black trim on the pants at left.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 9 3/4" x 13 7/8"

Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Slight separation along vertical centerfold, a few wormholes, repaired. Creasing, rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.

The Thief Ishikawa Goemon and His Wife, Otaki, Battling Guards and Iwaki Tomonojo by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
The Thief Ishikawa Goemon and His Wife, Otaki, Battling Guards and Iwaki Tomonojo by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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