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 SatomiSatomike Hakkenshi no uchi Ichinin  
Signed Ryusai Shigeharu ga, with the artist’s red 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.