Yoshitoshi: Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Benkei in Kanjinchô
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Benkei in Kanjinchô
Danjûrô IX grasps a scroll in his right hand, his presence completely filling the three sheets of the triptych, only a blue backgound behind him. He is disguised as an itinerant priest, wearing a black hat and a robe with fluffy white pompoms. Considered one of Yoshitoshi’s great designs. Provenance: Toshikata.
Condition: Excellent impression and color. Some areas of pigment transfer and large seals of Toshikata.
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Literature: See Cole Collection, number 38.
Seal: Toshikata (each sheet)
Signature: Oju Yoshitoshi ga