Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 9: Yuranosuke's Country Retreat at Yamashina
Series; Biographies of Loyal and Valiant Retainers (Chuyu gishin-den), circa 1847 - 1850
Biographies of Loyal and Valiant Retainers - Handsome design from Toyokuni III's circa 1847 - 1850 series "Biographies of Loyal and Brave Retainers" (Chuyu gishin-den), which tells the famous story of the 47 ronin. The scenes are nicely composed and drawn, with attractive, well-detailed settings. The prints in this group feature a border decorated with the two comma crest of Yuranosuke, the leader of the ronin, but a version with the ronin's traditional black and white dogtooth border is also known.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 8 1/4" x 11" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Small tears and thinning areas, repaired. Rubbing, slight soiling, small stain. Please see photos for details.