Kuniyoshi: Nakamura Masaatsu warding of a container of hot ashes. (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Nakamura Masaatsu warding of a container of hot ashes.
Series: Portraits of the Faithful Samurai of True Loyalty (Seichû gishi shôzô)
Large half-length portrait of one of the Forty-seven Ronin. Nakamura Kansuke Masatatsu is deflecting a brazier full of hot ashes as he protects his head with his left hand. Only about a dozen prints in this series were brought to competion, and they are known for their strong western influence.
Condition: Excellent impression. Very good color and condition. Minor binding holes left margin.
Publisher: Sumiyoshi-ya Masagorô
Seal: censor’s seals: Kinugasa and Murata
Signature: Kuniyoshi ga