Yoshitoshi: Komurasaki and Gompachi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Komurasaki and Gompachi
Series: New Selection of Eastern Brocade Pictures: SHINSEN AZUMA NISHIKIE
Komurasaki lamenting at the grave of her lover Shirai Gompachi, who is seen in life at right amidst a rain of cherry blossoms. The gathering crows are not a sign of an impending happy ending. From the kabuki play “Hiyoku no cho yume no Yoshiwara” (Lover’s Nightmare in the Yoshiwara) about this famous 17th c. couple.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Untrimmed sheets, unbacked.
Dimensions: ôban diptych
Literature: Listed in “Beauty & Violence”, number 55.19, page 137.