Hiroshige: Hakô Maru Flees from Temple (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Hakô Maru Flees from Temple
Series: The Story of the Revenge of the Soga Brothers (Soga Monogatari)
Date: ca. 1845
This is number seven in the series. Hako-o-Maru (Soga no Goro) ties his traveling hat on with a look of firm resolution as he departs the Buddhist Temple to avenge the death of his father. He seems very alone in the dark, surrounded by inhospitable wilderness and far too young for his mission.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Literature: See British Museum for comparable copy.
Signature: Hiroshige ga