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Utagawa Yoshitora

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 [1866], 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.

price: Sold


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