Original Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904) Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 7: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion
Series; The Loyal Retainers (Chushingura), 1855
The Loyal Retainers - Attractive design from a series depicting the acts of the classic kabuki play "Kanadehon Chushingura," based on the true story of the 47 ronin and their quest to avenge their master's death. Each design features portraits of two characters surrounded by a background scattered with confetti-like shapes in yellow and blue. The title cartouche is bordered with the ronin's traditional black and white dogtooth pattern. Nice expressive figures from this popular play.
Artist - Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Small hole, repaired. Creasing, ink marks, including on face and arm. Please see photos for details.