The Syllable Ne: Ichikawa Raizo V as Mase Kyudayu Masaaki

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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The Syllable Ne: Ichikawa Raizo V as Mase Kyudayu Masaaki by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Syllable Ne: Ichikawa Raizo V as Mase Kyudayu Masaaki

Series; Stories of the Faithful Samurai, 1864

Stories of the Faithful Samurai - Terrific print from one of the last great series that Toyokuni III did before his death in 1864. These dynamic designs showcase actors in the roles of the classic kabuki play "Kanadehon Chushingura," which tells the tale of the 47 ronin. The brave warriors are shown during the night attack on Moronao's castle, wearing their trademark black and white dogtooth bordered robes. These bold half-length portraits feature the ronin in dramatic battle poses, clashing swords or wielding spears, fighting with intensity and passion to avenge their master's death. Nicely detailed with expressive faces. A great image from this legendary tale of honor and revenge.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Some prints have a couple small spots or slight rubbing at edge. Please see photos for details.

The Syllable Ne: Ichikawa Raizo V as Mase Kyudayu Masaaki by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
The Syllable Ne: Ichikawa Raizo V as Mase Kyudayu Masaaki by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)