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Yoshitoshi Woodblock 1869 No. 13 Hazama Shinroku Pictorial Biographies of the Loyal Retainers 1869

No. 13, Hazama Shinroku from the series Pictorial Biographies of the Loyal Retainers by the Japanese woodblock artist Yoshitoshi hitsu.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892)

No. 13, Hazama Shinroku from the series Pictorial Biographies of the Loyal Retainers by the Japanese woodblock artist Yoshitoshi hitsu.
The series was done in 1869 and is a Chuban size woodblock. (Chuban is the Japanese word used for a common, but not the most frequent ukiyo-e size of roughly 7.5 x 10 inches)

The Seal is by Kiri and the publisher is Marujin who was one fo the most active publishers of woodblocks, they were active from 1759-1872.
This series by Yoshitoshi is one of Marujin’s later and almost last published pieces.

The Series has 50 pages and is the story of the forty-seven rōnin and is one of the best known stories in Japanese literature.
The story is of Forty-seven of Asano’s samurai, led by Captain Oishi Kuranosuke, developed a plan to avenge their late master.
More can be found by searching “‘Seichū gishi meimei gaden (Historical Biographies of the Loyal Retainers).”

Size: Framed with archival materials is measures approx. 14 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches

Condition: The frame is a metal frame with glass and both are in near mint condition. The Mat is new, approx. 6-10 years old and is in very good condition with no fade. The Print is Very Fine with a small water mark on the head but the colors are still very bold. Please see the images provided for more details.
**note… the woodblock was photographed under glass so some glare is present in the images.

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