Sawamura Sojuro as Oboshi Yuranosuke

by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)

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Sawamura Sojuro as Oboshi Yuranosuke by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)

Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Sawamura Sojuro as Oboshi Yuranosuke

Adachi Publisher - This beautiful reprint is from the famous Tokyo publisher Adachi, one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Adachi woodblocks were printed to the highest standards of quality with excellent color and fine detail. The Adachi woodblock printers were known to be the best in the business. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images. This print is sealed with the Adachi seal in ink.

Comments - Terrific large head portrait of the actor Sawamura Sojuro as Oboshi Yuranosuke, the leader of the famous 47 ronin. An incredible design with the actor looking over his left shoulder with a distraught expression, wearing a dotted brown and white kamishimo decorated with the family crest. The face is very carefully shaded as in Toyokuni's original. A bold, expressive kabuki subject.

Artist - Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)

Image Size - 14 5/8" x 10" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Sawamura Sojuro as Oboshi Yuranosuke by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)
Sawamura Sojuro as Oboshi Yuranosuke by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)