Comments - Fantastic vertical diptych or kakemono portrait of Oboshi Yuranosuke Yoshio, the leader of the famous 47 ronin. Lord Hangan's chief advisor, Yuranosuke vowed to avenge his master's death, assembling the band of ronin and planning for more than a year to attack Lord Moronao. He is shown here sitting on a folding stool, holding his helmet and cape in one hand. He looks to the side with a solemn, thoughtful expression, his two swords at his side and the barrel of a gun visible at left. He wears a black and white coat over a black kimono tucked into brown hakama pants patterned with lion dogs. A wonderfully expressive figure, with beautiful detail in the clothing. Would make a terrific addition to any Kuniyoshi or 47 ronin collection.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 28 3/4" x 9 7/8"
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Two panels, not attached at the seams. A few small holes, repaired, blends well. Toning, slight soiling. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.
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