by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Series; The Life of Loyal Oboshi, circa 1847 - 1848
The Life of Loyal Oboshi - Toyokuni III's series "The Life of Loyal Oboshi" illustrates episodes from the famous drama "Kanadehon Chushingura" of the loyal Oboshi Yuranosuke Yoshio, the leader of the famous 47 Ronin. Interestingly, these handsome kabuki scenes feature both living and long dead actors. Expressive figures appear in beautifully detailed interior and exterior settings, with a text cartouche with a softly shaded background near the top. These great designs offer an interesting perspective on the timeless tale of the faithful 47 ronin. A rarely seen series.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9 7/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Small loss and slight thinning at corner, repaired. Slight creasing at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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