Ichiryubo Bunsha- Kotegara Hanji

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892

Eastern Flowers of Rough Stories from the Floating World: Ichiryubo Bunsha; Kotegara Hanji
(Azuma no nishiki ukiyo kodan: Ichiryubo Bunsha; Kotegara Hanji)

signed Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu, with artist's seal Kiri, and combined censor and date seal U-kyu, aratame (year of the hare [1867], 9th lunar month, examined)

oban tate-e 14 3/4 by 10 in., 37.6 by 25.4 cm

From a story credited to Ichiryubo Bunsha (possibly Ichiryusai Bunsha); a character identified as Kotegara Hanji stands in the pouring rain near a group of rocks while watching in the distance a samurai named Kajii Sazen holding a sword threateningly across the torso of a kneeling man named Setta Naoshi no Chogoro.

References:
Keyes 1983, p. 376, no. 202.1
van den Ing & Schaap 1992, p. 24, fig. 16, p. 105, no. 20.1

$1,800

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