Kotondo: Painting on Silk of Actor as the Pirate Kezori Kuemon
Artist: Torii Kotondo (1900-1976)
Title: Painting on Silk of Actor as the Pirate Kezori Kuemon
Date: Circa 1920
Painting on silk of a kabuki actor in the role of the Nagasaki pirate Kezori Kuemon. This must be the scene where he has challenged Shôshichi to a duel for the love of the courtesan Kojorô. Yoshitoshi captured the same moment in his famous triptych “Moon”, from the “Snow, Moon, Flower” series. The costume and large overhead moon are also the same. Kotondo is known for his prints of beautiful women in the early Showa period. His teacher was the famous painter Kiyokata.
Condition:Very good condition overall
Size: Approx. 55 x 36 cm
Signature: Kotondo (hitsu?)