The 47 Ronin, Act 4: Yuranosuke and Rikiya, 1862

by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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The 47 Ronin, Act 4: Yuranosuke and Rikiya, 1862 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 4: Yuranosuke and Rikiya, 1862

From an untitled Chushingura series

The 47 Ronin, Act 4: Yuranosuke and Rikiya, 1862 - Interesting kabuki scene from Act 4 of the "Kanadehon Chushingura" at the Nakamura Theater in Edo, based on the true story of the 47 ronin. Lord Hangan's trusted retainer Yuranosuke stands gripping the dirk with which his master has just committed suicide. He looks over his shoulder with a distressed frown, vowing at this moment to avenge his lord's death. His young son, Rikiya, kneels at his feet, looking up with an eager expression, ready to pledge himself to the vendetta. The background features Yuranosuke's inverted comma crest among softly shaded wavy lines. From left, the actors are Sawamura Tanosuke III and Kataoka Nizaemon VIII. Wonderfully expressive figures in this handsome print, nicely detailed with embossing on the white background and burnishing on the black kimono.

Artist - Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 10" + margin as shown

Condition - Good detail. Vertical folds at sides. Small repair, a few creases.

The 47 Ronin, Act 4: Yuranosuke and Rikiya, 1862 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
The 47 Ronin, Act 4: Yuranosuke and Rikiya, 1862 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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