Classic Fuji Arts | Switch to the New Fuji Arts Site!

Fuji Arts Japanese Prints
 Advanced Search
 Contact Us Help Register Login 
 
 
Home Meet Fuji Arts Tour Our Office Contact Us
Shop Fixed Price Shop Standard Auctions
Tamiya Botaro and His Nurse Otsuji, circa 1844 - 1845 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Item Number: 982932

Mail this auction to a friend You must be signed in to add items to your watchlist
Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Edo Era, 1603 - 1868
Item Number: 982932
 
Item Closed
This item was purchased by 8selm7. (Bid History)


Tamiya Botaro and His Nurse Otsuji, circa 1844 - 1845 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Tamiya Botaro and His Nurse Otsuji, circa 1844 - 1845
Series; Illustrations of Loyalty and Vengeance (Chuko Adauchi Zue)A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

Tamiya Botaro and His Nurse Otsuji, circa 1844 - 1845 - Terrific Hiroshige illustration of the young boy Tamiya Botaro tugging on the sleeve of his nurse, Otsuji, as she raises a pail of water from a well. Botaro's father was murdered by his fencing master, who was jealous that his student's skills would surpass his own. Botaro spent his life training so that he could avenge his father's death, but the fencing teacher imprisoned him, planning to murder him as well. The faithful Otsuji did penance under a waterfall, praying for the boy's release. She finally drowned herself so that the gods could take her soul in exchange for the boy's, and then he was released. At the age of seventeen, Botaro finally avenged his father's death. Here, he seems a carefree child, playfully trying to get Otsuji's attention, as she concentrates on her task, a bell tied to a string of prayer beads in her mouth. An intriguing image from this famous tale, which became the basis of a popular kabuki play. A great Hiroshige woodblock from a very rare series of vertical oban prints published in 1844 - 1845.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Loss and thinning at edges, a few holes, repaired. Creasing and rubbing throughout. Please see photos for details.


Tamiya Botaro and His Nurse Otsuji, circa 1844 - 1845 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Tamiya Botaro and His Nurse Otsuji, circa 1844 - 1845 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Auction Rules and Guidelines
This Auction Falls Under Our Standard Auction Rules and Guidelines
If you are a new bidder, please read the Rules and Guidelines page before bidding.
shipping info  |  privacy policy  |  help  |  contact
 
320 S. Main St., Suite B
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734.994.3335
classic.fujiarts.com
© 2016 Fuji Arts. All Rights Reserved