The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers, 1882

by Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)

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The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers, 1882 by Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)

Original Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers, 1882

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The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers, 1882 - Fantastic scene from Act 11 of the "Storehouse of Loyal Retainers" (Kanadehon Chushingura), the kabuki play based on the story of the 47 ronin. Here, the leader of the ronin, Oishi Kuranosuke, at right, and his son, Oishi Rikya, at left have discovered Lord Kira hiding in a storage shed. Kuranosuke offers him the dirk with which his master committed suicide so that he could commit honorable suicide as well, but the coward refuses, throwing his hands out in alarm. From left, the actors are Ichikawa Danjuro, Nakamura Shikan, and Nakamura Fukusuke. A great design with large colorful figures, detailed with light embossing on Moronao's white kimono.

Artist - Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 1/2" + margin as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Vertical and diagonal folds. A few small repairs, wrinkling at edges.

The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers, 1882 by Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)
The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers, 1882 by Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)

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