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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Sadakuro wipes Yoichibei's blood from his sword, while kicking the killed downhill. Scene from the 5th act of the play 'The revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin'.

Series/Title: Chûshingura – 5th act

Signature: Hiroshige ga

Censor's seal: Kinugasa, Watanabe

Publisher: Marusei

Date: 1849-50

Size: Oban, 22,9 x 35,1 cm

Very good impression and colours. Margins trimmed, small part of thinner paper at central left margin, just a few weak creases, otherwise very good condition. After Stewart the best picture of this series, which is the the rarest of the Chûshingura series by Hiroshige, especially in good impression and condition.

Stewart pp 259, pl. 42 (Fig.). About the Chûshingura account see the detailed Wikipedia entry.