Ichimura Takematsu III as Ashikaga Tadayoshi, 1865

by Edo era artist (not read)

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Ichimura Takematsu III as Ashikaga Tadayoshi, 1865 by Edo era artist (not read)

Original Edo era Japanese Woodblock Print
Ichimura Takematsu III as Ashikaga Tadayoshi, 1865

Series; Stories of the Faithful Samurai, 1864

Stories of the Faithful Samurai - Terrific print from one of the last great series that Toyokuni III did before his death in 1864, with some of his students completing the series after he died. 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. Nicely detailed with expressive faces. A great image from this legendary tale of honor and revenge.

Artist - Edo era artist (not read)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper. A few creases, slight rubbing at edges.

Ichimura Takematsu III as Ashikaga Tadayoshi, 1865 by Edo era artist (not read)
Ichimura Takematsu III as Ashikaga Tadayoshi, 1865 by Edo era artist (not read)

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