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At the Hour of the Horse, 1858 by Yoshitsuna (active circa 1848 - 1868)

Item Number: 838263

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Edo Era, 1603 - 1868
Item Number: 838263
 
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At the Hour of the Horse, 1858 by Yoshitsuna (active circa 1848 - 1868)

Original Yoshitsuna (active circa 1848 - 1868) Japanese Woodblock Print
At the Hour of the Horse, 1858

Comments - Great kabuki portrait of an actor wearing a coat with a striking design of a dragon emerging from black clouds in front of Mt. Fuji. He has a mask of Fukujo on his head, and cradles another of Fukusuke in his arm, a folding fan in one hand. Fukusuke figures are considered lucky. The text block at left reads: "At the Hour of the Horse on the 8th Day of the 5th Month, People Born in Earth and Water Signs Enter a Lucky Cycle." Of this print, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, writes "According to yin-yang divination (onmyodo), luck followed a cycle of seven good years and then five bad years, according to one's year of birth. The ages of people in the lucky categories are listed." An interesting and unusual design.

Artist - Yoshitsuna (active circa 1848 - 1868)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 3/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Small hole, repaired. A few creases and small marks. Please see photos for details.


At the Hour of the Horse, 1858 by Yoshitsuna (active circa 1848 - 1868)

At the Hour of the Horse, 1858 by Yoshitsuna (active circa 1848 - 1868)

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