Japanese Edo Woodblock Print of a Ronin by Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)
Signed: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
From: Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai, Part I
(Seichû gishi den, 誠忠義士傳)
Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke
Description: Yazama Shinroku Mitsukaze, from the series Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (Seichû gishi den), no.40 in series
Reference: Weinberg, Kuniyoshi: The Faithful Samurai (2000), #I.40; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S54.40
17ʺW × 1.00ʺD × 21ʺH Frame
14ʺW × 10ʺH print
Mid 19th Century, 1847.
Japanese. Edo period.
This print with good detail as shown. A few holes, Slight toning and soiling a few creases and affixed to backing. Please see photos for details.
Newly framed with UV resistant glaze and archival grade matting
A ronin (in feudal Japan) a wandering samurai who had no lord or master.