Kawarazaki Gonjuro as a Fireman, 1860

by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Kawarazaki Gonjuro as a Fireman, 1860 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kawarazaki Gonjuro as a Fireman, 1860

Comments - Interesting kabuki portrait of Kawarazaki Gonjuro as a fireman, shielding his eyes with his hand as he scans the skyline. He wears a blue and gray striped coat with a geometric design and a black collar over a robe and black leggings, his head swathed in a blue and gray fabric. He carries a pick or axe, and his lantern rests on the ground nearby. A cloud-like border separates the figure from large fringed matoi or standards used by fire brigades for signaling. A hand subject with bokashi shading io the background.

Artist - Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 9 1/4" + left margin as shown

Condition - Good detail. Backed with paper. A few repairs, light creasing throughout.

Kawarazaki Gonjuro as a Fireman, 1860 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Kawarazaki Gonjuro as a Fireman, 1860 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)