Kuniyoshi: Kitta (Yoshida) Chûzaemon Kanesuke, 62 years old: Kitta (Yoshida) Chuzaemon Kanesuke gyônen rokujû-ni sai

Kuniyoshi: Kitta (Yoshida) Chûzaemon Kanesuke, 62 years old: Kitta (Yoshida) Chuzaemon Kanesuke gyônen rokujû-ni sai

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Kitta (Yoshida) Chûzaemon Kanesuke, 62 years old: Kitta (Yoshida) Chuzaemon Kanesuke gyônen rokujû-ni sai
Series: True Portraits of the Loyal Retainers: Gishi shinzô
Date: 1853/5

One of the oldest leading figures of the forty-seven loyal retainers of the Chushingura. The poem in the inset says: “Yoshida-- determined to devote himself for the good man, but both his body and mind came to an end.”

Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Mita-ya Kihachi
Seal: Hama Yahei & Magomi Kangeyû; 5th month of Ox Year (1853); carver’s ‘Hori-Me-Fuji’
Signature: Igusa Kuniyoshi kinnsha (respectfully painted) with his square seal ‘Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi’

SKU: KUY245


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