Stories of the True Loyalty 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. Other prints depict the major characters in the story, such as Lord Moronao and Lord Hangan. Nicely detailed with expressive faces. A great image from this legendary tale of honor and revenge.
Special detail - Burnished geometric pattern on the black kimono.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at edges from previous mounting. A couple holes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases and marks, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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