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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)

Horibe Yasubei Taketsune destroys a wall with a large hammer. A poem and a weasel in the cartouche above, signed Yoshi-jo (a daughter of Kuniyoshi).

Title: (syllable) Ri: Horibe Yasubei Taketsune

Series: Seichû gishin meimei kagami (Mirror of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Retainers, i.e. the 47 Rônin)

Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

Seal: Yoshikiri

Publisher: Horikoshi

Censors/Date: 6/1857

Size: Oban, 37 x 24,4 (paper size)

Very nice impression and colours, printed with metal pigments and with relief printing. Originally mounted, right margin a little bit trimmed. Very good condition.

Robinson, The Warrior-Prints, S 90.34. MFA Boston No. 33.1166.8. British Museum No. 2008,3037.08313.