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Hiroshige (1797 - 1858), "Tale of the Forty-Seven Ronin - Act III (Sagisaka Bannai at Kamakura)"

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Catalog ID A3018
Artist Hiroshige
Title Tale of the Forty-Seven Ronin - Act III (Sagisaka Bannai at Kamakura)
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)
Edition
Date c.1830s
Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô)
Reference No
Size 9 -1/2 x 14 "
Condition Good; vertical centerfold with light handling creases.
Price $1100.00
Shipping (US) $45.00
Shipping (Non-US) $95.00

Notes: Lightly tipped to a vintage Japanese folder.

Many collectors/fans of the 47 Ronin, know this revenge tale of the samurai. Outside a shogunal mansion in Kamakura, Honzo has brought gifts for Lord Kira on behalf of Lord Wakasa. Wakasa was offended by Kira’s treatment of the lords and thus threatened to kill Kira. These gifts greatly pleased Kira, known for his love of gold. Because Lord Asano did not match the quality of these gifts, and because of Asano’s wife earlier rejection of Kira, he continued to insult and taunt Asano. This drove the proud lord to attack Kira with a knife in the shogun’s court.