The 47 Ronin at Ryogoku Bridge

by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

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The 47 Ronin at Ryogoku Bridge by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin at Ryogoku Bridge

Comments - Interesting scene from the famous tale of the 47 ronin. After their successful night attack on Moronao's mansion, the ronin made their way back to Edo. At Ryogoku Bridge, a hatamoto or high ranking samurai on horseback stopped the ronin, forbidding them from passing into his master's province. Instead, the warriors were forced to backtrack and cross the river by the Eitai Bridge. Here, the hatamoto grimaces angrily, a spear in hand as his horse paws at the snow. Another samurai can be seen at lower right, leaning forward, ready to act if needed. The wooden bridge stretches across the background beneath the early morning sky. Nicely composed and detailed.

Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)

Image Size - 14" x 9 1/4" + top margin as shown

Condition - Good detail. Small repair. Creasing throughout.

The 47 Ronin at Ryogoku Bridge by Meiji era artist (unsigned)
The 47 Ronin at Ryogoku Bridge by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

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