Bando Jutaro I as Inukawa Sosuke Yoshito and Nakamura Utaemon III as Inuyama Dosetsu Tadamoto

Ryusai Shigeharu
1803-1853
Bando Jutaro I as Inukawa Sosuke Yoshito and Nakamura Utaemon III as Inuyama Dosetsu Tadamoto
1834
Woodblock print, nishiki-e
Diptych of vertical ōban, overall dimension 373 x 515 mm

Prints from this series are among the most important examples of the Osaka ōban surimono style and among the last works carved by Kasuke, a skilled engraver active in Osaka.


Woodblock print, nishiki-e, from the series Eight Loyal Heroes of the House of Satomi - Satomike Hakkenshi no uchi Ichinin  
Signed Ryusai Shigeharu ga and red artist’s seal
Fine impression, with metallic printing, fine colour and condition.

Reference:
R. Keyes and K. Mitsushima, The Theatrical World of Osaka Prints, exhibition catalogue, Philadelphia, 1973.