Yoshikazu: Yorimitsu and the Shuten Doji
Artist: Utagawa Yoshikazu
Title: Yorimitsu and the Shuten Doji
Minamoto Yorimitsu on Mount Ôe (Yorimitsu Ôeyama-iri no zu). Yorimitsu dances, fan aloft, encouraging alcoholic consumption by the seated Shuten-doji, who holds a large sake cup with his right hand. This Shuten-doji is only given away by two subtle horns and strangely bulging eyes, unlike his more monstrous depictions by other artists. Most charming are the groups of assembled demons and ogres, also engaged in the feast..
Condition: Very good impression. Excellent color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Literature: See MFA example.
Seal: Date seal of the Horse
Signature: Ichijusai Yoshikazu ga