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Archive: Hokushû (北洲)

Description:
Arashi Kichisaburô II as Ikaruga Tota in Toki ni saikô Ariwara keizu, Kita Horie Theater, Osaka
Signature:
Shunkôsai Hokushû ga
Seals:
No artist seal
Publisher:
Oki
Date:
9/1820
Format:
(H x W)
Ôban nishikie-e
37.0 x 25.5 cm
Impression:
Moderately good
Condition:
Very good color; good condition (unbacked; small patches of stray black pigment below sword and above topknot; a few light creases; thinned paper along left edge)
Price (USD/¥):
SOLD    Inquiry (HKS31)
Comments:
Design

Right sheet of a diptych; a striking portrait of Kichisaburô II (later Rikan I, celebrated as Dai-Rikan, the "Great Rikan") one year before his death

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