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Kuniyoshi / Odai, 69 Stations of Kiso Kaido

SKU: C11069
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作品
年代 : 嘉永5年
サイズ : 大判
刷 : 良
保存 : 良
詳細 : 端折

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派手な髑髏の着物に身を包んだ侠客の寺西閑心は、長兵衛の家にやってきて、手下が怪我させられたと言い掛かりをつけている。
台に乗せられているのは額を怪我したふりをする手下の土手助。その「台」と「小田井(おだい)」の言葉遊びもおもしろい。
コマ絵のユーモアが光る木曽街道六十九次だが、この作品ではぐるりと髑髏が囲う。国芳のセンスと遊び心も光る一枚。
木曽街道は目録を含めた72枚で構成されており、作品には中山道の宿場町がコマ絵で示され、それぞれの宿場名から連想される戯曲や伝説の人物が描かれている。国芳らしい大胆なアイデアを堪能できる作品である。
国芳は豊国の門人で、当初は兄弟子の国貞等の人気に勝てず、しばらくは不遇であった。文政頃に発表した「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人」の連作が評判となり、「武者絵の国芳」と称され、人気絵師の仲間入りを果たした。その後は画想の豊かさ、斬新なデザイン力、奇想天外なアイデア、確実なデッサン力を持ち、浮世絵の枠にとどまらない広範な魅力を持つ作品を多数生み出した。


Information
Date : 1852
Size: O-ban
Impression : Good
Condition : Good
Detail : Side fold / Ghost

Teranishi Kanshin, a chivalrous man in a flamboyant skeleton kimono, comes to Chobei's house and accuses him that Kanshin's follower has been injured by Chobei's son.
The man lying on the "Dai" (kind of a low table) is Dotesuke and is Kanshin's follower pretending to have been injured forehead.
There is a play on words between "Dai" and "Odai (place name)".
In this work, a skull surrounds the title frame. Kuniyoshi's sense and playfulness shine through in this piece.
The 69 Stations of Kiso Kaido consists of 72 artworks, including contents, showing the towns along the Nakasendo route in the small frame, each of them depicting a character from a play or legend associated with the name of the station. It is a work in which we can enjoy Kuniyoshi's humor and ideas.
Kuniyoshi was a pupil of Toyokuni, but initially, he could not compete with the popularity of his brother Kunisada and others, and for a while, he was not well received.
Around the time of the Bunsei era (1868 - 1912), he published a series of works entitled "Tsuzoku Suikoden Goketsu Hyakunin," which were well received, and he became known as the "Kuniyoshi of samurai paintings" and became a popular painter. After that, he produced many works with a wide range of appeal that went beyond the framework of ukiyoe, thanks to his richness of imagination, innovative designs, unconventional ideas, and reliable drawing skills.