Shirai Gonpachi
Date: ca. 1845
Shirai Gonpachi, a robber in the late 17th century, was famous as a lover of Komurasaki. Here he holds a scarf over his shoulders and a shakuhachi stuck in the back of his belt. His outer robe features stylish fabric with cursive writing. Due to the Tenpô reforms, Kuniyoshi could not portray realistically the Kabuki actors. Series: Men of Ready Money with True Labels Attached, Kuniyoshi Fashion.
Publisher: Kinsei-dô: Ibaya Hisabei
Size: ôban
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Slight trimming.
Sealed: nanushi seal: Hama Yahei (used 1842-46)
Inventory Number: KUY241