Yoshitoshi: Sakura Sôgorô Leaving his Family
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Sakura Sôgorô Leaving his Family
Series: New Selection of Eastern Brocade Pictures: SHINSEN AZUMA NISHIKIE
Yoshitoshi has chosen the most heartbreaking scene to illustrate a popular kabuki play. Sôgorô was chosen to hand in a petition to the Tokugawa shogun Ietsuna to beg for an alleviation of taxes that are crushing his fellow villagers. For this, he,his wife and children were put to death in 1655.
Condition: Very good impression, color, and condition.
Dimensions: ôban diptych
Publisher: Tsunashima Kamekichi
Literature: See “Beauty & Violence”, listed page 136, number 55.2.