"Shinsen Azuma Nishiki-e" A new selection of Eastern brocade pictures"Otomi Yosaburobanashi"
The story of Otomi and Yosaburo. Otomi, formerly the lover of a gangster chief near Edo, is fallen in love with Yosaburo, a theater musician who is passing through town. Shown are Yosaburo in a blue kimono and his partner Komori-Yasu, in front of the inn Genyadana, whose owner they want to blackmail. Otomi is inside.
One of Yoshitoshi's most wellknown prints.
Publisher Tsunashima Kamekichi
Format 2 oban diptych
Size 47,9 cm x 36,2 cm
Impression fine, first edition
Condition very good, slightly trimmed around the corners, albumbacking
Literature Keyes, Roger and Kuwayama, G., The Bizarre Imagery of Yoshitoshi , Los Angeles , USA 1980 , no. 30
Literature Segi, Shinichi, Yoshitoshi-The Splendid Decadent , Kodansha , Tokyo,New York and San Francisco , Japan / USA 1985 , pg. 102, no. 110
Soldartwork ID: 8060