Toyokuni III (1786 - 1865), "Ichikawa Danjuro VII as Oniitsu Hogen"
|Title||Ichikawa Danjuro VII as Oniitsu Hogen|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||Analogues from the Thirty-six Poets|
|Publisher||Isekane; carved by Yokogawa Hori Take|
|Reference No||MFA Boston; Waseda University Museum|
|Size||13 -1/2 x 9 -3/8 "|
|Condition||Fine. Blind-stamped embossing on white hair and beard. Slightly trimmed.|
Notes: Young Yoshisune obtained a secret hand-scroll from Oniitsu, a military strategist, by disguising himsellf as a gardener and wooing his daughter. The verse by Daichunagan Yorimoto mentions autumn, the season in which the display of chrysanthamums shown in this design bloom.
All referenced copies are slightly trimmed.