Hiroshige  - Act VI of "Chushingura" Woodblock Print.

Hiroshige - Act VI of "Chushingura" Woodblock Print.

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An original Japanese color woodblock print by the artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (1797–1858), from the series "The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers - Tale of the 47 Ronin" (Chûshingura) in horizontal oban size. Depicting hunters returning after bringing the body of the murdered Yoichibei to his cottage. Signed "Hiroshige ga", published around 1836 by Izumiya Ichibei and censor's seal: kiwame. Condition: good color and very good impression, little toning and soiling, laid down at upper corners in matt. Dimension: 24.2 cm x 36.6 cm.