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Sawamura Tossho II as Kohagi, Actually Atsumori, 1872 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Item Number: 881855

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Meiji Era, 1868 - 1912
Item Number: 881855
 
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Sawamura Tossho II as Kohagi, Actually Atsumori, 1872 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sawamura Tossho II as Kohagi, Actually Atsumori, 1872
Series; Flowers of Tokyo: Caricatures by Kunichika

Sawamura Tossho II as Kohagi, Actually Atsumori, 1872 - Great kabuki portrait of Sawamura Tossho II as Kohagi, who is actually the young Taira Prince Atsumori in disguise. He looks up over his shoulder with a slight grimace, a fan in his hand. He wears a lavender robe patterned with the Taira clan's butterfly crest over a print kimono over armor. A glowing lantern hangs from a bamboo pole at upper left, and turtles and a crane frame the title cartouche at upper right. Nicely detailed with embossing on the white kimono collar and the lantern.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal and vertical folds. Small losses and holes, repaired. Toning, creasing, soiling, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.


Sawamura Tossho II as Kohagi, Actually Atsumori, 1872 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Sawamura Tossho II as Kohagi, Actually Atsumori, 1872 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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