Edo, Snow at Honjo, Matsumura's Wife, Hakayawa Toemon's Daughter, and Motojima Kazuzaemon, No. 47

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Edo, Snow at Honjo, Matsumura's Wife, Hakayawa Toemon's Daughter, and Motojima Kazuzaemon, No. 47 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Edo, Snow at Honjo, Matsumura's Wife, Hakayawa Toemon's Daughter, and Motojima Kazuzaemon, No. 47

Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers

Edo, Snow at Honjo, Matsumura's Wife, Hakayawa Toemon's Daughter, and Motojima Kazuzaemon, No. 47 - Terrific image of two women, the wife of Matsumura and the daughter of Hayakawa, who have joined the night attack of the 47 Ronin to avenge the death of Lord Asano of Ako. Kimono sleeves tied out of the way, the daughter leaps on one foot, dodging a sword blow, while the wife wields a spear on the other side of a shoji screen. The inset above shows Oishi Kuranosuke, the leader of the 47 Ronin. The story earned great fame as the kabuki play "Kanadehon Chushingura." A dynamic image from this famous tale, with nice embossing on the white kimono trim and touches of burnishing.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases and stains. Please see photos for details.

Edo, Snow at Honjo, Matsumura's Wife, Hakayawa Toemon's Daughter, and Motojima Kazuzaemon, No. 47 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Edo, Snow at Honjo, Matsumura's Wife, Hakayawa Toemon's Daughter, and Motojima Kazuzaemon, No. 47 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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