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Japanese Edo Woodblock Print Kunisada Chushingura

Japanese Edo Woodblock Print Kunisada Chushingura


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1900: Item # 940808
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Japanese Edo period woodblock print by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada) depicting a lively scene from Act 11 of "Chushingura e-kyodai" (Matching Pictures of Chushingura) dated 1859. "Chushingura" is also known as the "Tale of the Forty-seven Ronin." The seal of the publisher, Moriya Jihei, the censor seal, and the signature of the artist (signed "Toyokuni ga" in a red cartouche with yellow snow) are all located at the lower right. Standard vertical oban print measuring 14"V x 9 3/4"H. Very good impression quality and color with wood grain evident in the background and with embossed highlights. The baren marks and image are clearly visible on the back. Not backed. There is old finely restored wormage at the left (see enlargement 6). The bottom appears to be slightly trimmed.