Kunisada: Osome and Hisamatsu (Osome Hisamatsu)
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Osome and Hisamatsu (Osome Hisamatsu)
Series: Dance of Contemporary Double Suicide (Tôsei michiyuki- buri)
Date: ca 1830-1842
Here is depicted Osome, a tragic figure of Kabuki kyogen of shinju-mono. Osome, a daughter of an oil merchant falls in love with Hisamatsu, a servant/employee of the oil shop. The servant was not allowed to fall in love with the owner’s daughter. Consequently the lovers meet a tragic end by both ending their lives. The story became a popular subject. On the left above of this print the work title is written in red and a cartouche in a fan shape shows an oil shop with barrels.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban 38 x 26.4 cm
Publisher: Ota-ya Sakichi
Signature: Gototei Kunisada ga