active ca. 1836-1887
Biographies of the Faithful Samurai: Amakawaya Gihei
(Seichu gishi meimei den: Amakawaya Gihei)
signed Kinchoro Yoshitora with artist's Kiri seal, combined censor and date seal Tora-shichi, aratame (year of the tiger , 7th lunar month, examined), and publisher's seal Tsukiji, Daikin of Daikokuya Kinnosuke
oban tate-e 14 1/8 by 9 3/4 in., 35.8 by 24.8 cm
Amakawaya Gihei from the scene, The House of Amakawaya Gihei (Amakawaya Gihei uchi no ba) in Act X of The Syllabary of Loyal Retainers (Kanadehon Chushingura), popularly known in English as The Forty-Seven Ronin.
Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays by appointment only
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(212) 585-0474 or email
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site last updated
September 28, 2020
Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
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