Kuniyoshi: Untitled

Kuniyoshi: Bando Hikasaburo IV as Orikoshi Tairyo Masatomo (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Untitled
Date: 1851

The actor Bando Hikosaburo IV as Orikoshi Tairyo Masatomo, who here is playing the role of a very bad guy, confronted by the ghost of the virtuous man whom he had killed. From the play Higashiyama Sakura Zoshi. Forms a diptych with the Ghost of Asakura Togo. The grey in the white robe is the result of oxidized lead pigment, and is the result of a deliberate choice by the printer.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Kichi Sumimasa
Literature: See Miller collection p 243 and MFA.
Seal: kiri
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga