Hitachi Province: Oguri Hangandai Sukeshige

by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Hitachi Province: Oguri Hangandai Sukeshige by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Hitachi Province: Oguri Hangandai Sukeshige

Series; The Sixty-odd Provinces of Great Japan, circa 1845

The Sixty-odd Provinces of Great Japan - Around 1845, Kuniyoshi and Toyokuni III collaborated on a series depicting historic men and women or popular kabuki characters for each of the sixty-odd provinces of Japan. These great designs feature large, expressive figures by Kuniyoshi and Toyokuni III, with an inset of a related scene done by various students. Beautifully printed with attractive color and fine bokashi shading, these bold, dramatic images are a terrific choice for a collector interested in the history and legends of Japan.

Hitachi Province: Oguri Hangandai Sukeshige - Wonderful portrait of the young Oguri Hangan, the dispossessed son of a nobleman who became known for his great horsemanship. According to legend, he could make his horse balance on all four hooves atop a go board. He is shown here astride his horse, the game board at lower left, looking down with a slightly wistful expression. At inset at upper left shows a beauty and an elderly daimyo. A handsome design.

Artist - Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 5/8" x 10"

Condition - Nice detail. A few small repairs, a couple light creases, slight rubbing at edges.

Hitachi Province: Oguri Hangandai Sukeshige by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Hitachi Province: Oguri Hangandai Sukeshige by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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