Kunisada II: The very poised actor Oboshi Yuranosuke holding a fan against an abstracted background.
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada II
Title: The very poised actor Oboshi Yuranosuke holding a fan against an abstracted background.
Series: From the series of Glorious lordless samurai of Ako (gishi eimeiden no uchi)
Date: 1866/7th month
On the anniversary of 150 year’s commemoration (1851) of Ako lordless samurai (47 Rônin), Kuniyoshi published the individual bust portraits of the lordless samurai in their battle attires. Fifteen years later (1866) Kunisada II publishes this print with the same title, though it uses different characters, with Kabuki actors. Here Ohoshi Yuranosuke from “Chushingura” shows the full figure and the short personal history on the top.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Seal: censor’s seal: aratame with a date 7th month of Tiger Year (1866)
Signature: Kochoro Kunisada ga