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Gorō



Japanese Color Stencil Print 

Gorō

by Mori Yoshitoshi, c. 1970-1985

Toy Horse

IHL Cat. #1477

About This Print

One of several prints (see image below) created by Mori Yoshitoshi portraying a kabuki actor in the role of Gorō, who sought revenge with his older brother Jurō for the death of their father and whose story was originally told in The Tale of the Soga Brothers (Soga monogatari 曽我物語). 

Mori Yoshitoshi 
Soga Goro Drawing a Sword, 1970
Stencil on paper; edition 13/50
71 x 58.7 cm (27 15/16 x 23 1/8 in.) 
1994.811.12 Art Institute Chicago

This print also was issued in what appears to be an editioned version, as we see in the below print from the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art.

Mori Yoshitoshi
Samurai Warrior, c. 1970
Honolulu Museum of Art 27982

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1477
 Title Gorō 五郎
 Series 
 Artist 
 Mori Yoshitoshi (1898-1992)
 Signature 
 Y. Mori in graphite
 Seal of Artist
義 
Yoshi
 Date c. 1970-1985
 Edition unknown
 Publisher self-published
 Printer the artist
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous this print appears in the Yamada Shoten Ukiyo-e and Modern Prints catalog, No. 13, 1985, as item 91.
 Format 
 H x W Paper 16 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. (42.9 x 29.8 cm)
 H x W Image 14 x 10 3/4 in.  (35.6 x 27.3 cm)
 Collections This Print Honolulu Museum of Art 27982
 Reference Literature 
latest revision:
3/10/2019
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