Kuniyoshi / Odai, 69 Stations of Kiso Kaido

SKU: C11069
Price ¥46,000
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年代 : 嘉永5年
サイズ : 大判
刷 : 良
保存 : 良
詳細 : 端折


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.