Nakamura Utaemon IV as Kono Musashi no kami Moronao, 1864

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Nakamura Utaemon IV as Kono Musashi no kami Moronao, 1864 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Nakamura Utaemon IV as Kono Musashi no kami Moronao, 1864

Series; Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai, 1864

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 - Embossing on the white kimono collar.

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. A few wormholes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases and marks, slight rubbing at edges, small stain. Please see photos for details.

Nakamura Utaemon IV as Kono Musashi no kami Moronao, 1864 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Nakamura Utaemon IV as Kono Musashi no kami Moronao, 1864 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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