The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway

Series; The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chushingura), 1847 - 1852
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The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers - Hiroshige did several series of "The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers" (Chushingura), the famous tale of the 47 ronin. Issued by the publisher Marusei between 1847 and 1852, this series is less well documented than some of Hiroshige's other ronin designs and is not commonly seen. The publisher's seal appears only on Act 1 of the series. Attractively composed with large figures and nicely detailed settings, these handsome prints depict both dramatic and quiet moments from this classic story of honor and revenge. This print is from a variant edition with a plain border. A rarely seen series.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 7 7/8" x 12 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Vertical centerfold. A few tears at edge, repaired. Toning, creasing, wrinkling, slight soiling. Please see photos for details.

The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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