Twenty-eight-year-old Yada Goroemon Suketake, 1853

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Twenty-eight-year-old Yada Goroemon Suketake, 1853 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Twenty-eight-year-old Yada Goroemon Suketake, 1853

Series; True Portraits of the Faithful Samurai

Twenty-eight-year-old Yada Goroemon Suketake, 1853 - Handsome portrait of the twenty-eight-year-old Yada Goroemon Suketake, one of the famous 47 ronin. He stares ahead with a sober expression, his hand resting atop the hilt of his sword. He wears a black robe trimmed in white over pants and armor, a slip with his name on it attached to the cloth flap on his helmet, possibly for easier identification should he die during the night attack on Moronao's mansion. A patterned rectangular inset at upper left includes calligraphy. Nicely detailed with delicate cloth embossing on the robe. A rarely seen Kuniyoshi ronin series.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14 3/4" x 10" + margin as shown

Condition - Good detail. Vertical folds at center and side. A few creases at edges and repairs, spots of dried glue.

Twenty-eight-year-old Yada Goroemon Suketake, 1853 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Twenty-eight-year-old Yada Goroemon Suketake, 1853 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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