Orange Blossoms of the Imperial Palace: Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Eboshiori Motome, 1862

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Orange Blossoms of the Imperial Palace: Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Eboshiori Motome, 1862 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Orange Blossoms of the Imperial Palace: Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Eboshiori Motome, 1862

Series; Popular Matches for Thirty-six Selected Flowers (Tosei mitate sanjuroku kasen)

Popular Matches for Thirty-six Selected Flowers - Handsome design from a late Toyokuni III series pairing kabuki actors with flowers. Each print features a half-length figure with a title cartouche that takes the form of a book surrounded by the selected flower. These attractive designs are nicely colored and detailed, with soft shading in the backgrounds. A rarely seen series, also translated as "Modern Comparison of the Thirty-six Poets."

Orange Blossoms of the Imperial Palace: Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Eboshiori Motome, 1862 - Handsome kabuki portrait of Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as the samurai Eboshiori Motome looking over his shoulder with a worried expression, cradling a spool of red thread to his chest. Motome is looking for the evil daimyo Iruka, and one night he follows Princess Tachibana, whom he suspects is the sister of Iruka, by tying a red thread to her robe. The title panel at upper right takes the form of a book, surrounded by red and yellow chrysanthemums, and mandarin oranges, which also appear on the crests on Motome's shoulders and sleeves. Nicely detailed with soft shading on the background.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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

Condition - Nice detail. Small repair, horizontal and diagonal creases at center, vertical fold at side.

Orange Blossoms of the Imperial Palace: Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Eboshiori Motome, 1862 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Orange Blossoms of the Imperial Palace: Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Eboshiori Motome, 1862 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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