Original Kuniaki II (1835 - 1888) Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 6: The Departure of Okaru and Kampei's Suicide
Series; Kanadehon Chushingura, 1858
The 47 Ronin, Act 6: The Departure of Okaru and Kampei's Suicide - Handsome kabuki scene from the "Kanadehon Chushingura," the play based on the true story of the 47 ronin. The beautiful young Okaru has been sold to a brothel and is being carried away by palanquin at upper left. Inside the house, her husband Kanpei is accused of killing his father-in-law, the stolen moneybag on the floor beside him as Okaru's mother weeps. A terrific image from this famous tale with wonderful detailing in the household furnishings, including a fox and a stretched fox fur hanging on the wall and woodblock prints pasted to the low folding screen at right.
Artist - Kuniaki II (1835 - 1888)
Image Size - 8 7/8" x 13 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. A couple thinning spots at edge. Creasing, slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.