Kuniyoshi: Pouring Sake for Chôhan (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Pouring Sake for Chôhan
Series: Buyu nazorae Genji; Heroic Comparisons for the Chapters of Genji
Date: ca. 1843
Chapter Matsukaze (Wind in the Pines). The robber Chôhan is seated under a pine tree, glaring left as he holds an oversized sake cup for his attendant to fill. He seems to have some food set before him atop a traveling box in an expensive lacquerware container. He appears to be a very successful thief, although probably one on the run.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Ibaya Senzaburô
Literature: Robinson S28.8.
Signature: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga