Faithful Vengeance for an Uncle, 1845

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Faithful Vengeance for an Uncle, 1845 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Faithful Vengeance for an Uncle, 1845

Comments - Lively scene of the young samurai Horiguchi Yasubei avenging his uncle's death by attacking Murakami Shoemon. In the center, the youth thrusts his sword forward to knock away an enemy's spear while simultaneously grabbing the wrist of an attacker, forcing him to drop his weapon. At left, Shoemon grips his weapon above his head with both hands, grimacing angrily. He wears a robe and pants over a suit of armor, while Yasubei is dressed in only a plain black kimono, the sleeves tied back with a sash. Many of Shoemon's retainers are slumped on the ground after Yasubei has bested them, and a fellow in a black kimono at right cowers with both arms covering his face. At upper right, Yasubei's mother and sister watch from the safety of several pine trees. A terrific design with wonderful detail and a handsome natural setting.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 28 1/2"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Holes, slight thinning at edges, repaired. Toning, slight soiling, a few creases., slight rubbing at edges. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.

Faithful Vengeance for an Uncle, 1845 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Faithful Vengeance for an Uncle, 1845 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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