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Actor Bando Hikosaburo V as Ko no Moronao - Toyohara  Kunichika prints

Actor Bando Hikosaburo V as Ko no Moronao

By Toyohara Kunichika

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Actor Bando Hikosaburo V as Ko no Moronao - Toyohara  Kunichika print

Toyohara Kunichika
1866

Contact Scholten Japanese Art about Actor Bando Hikosaburo V as Ko no Moronao By Toyohara Kunichika

Date: 1866

Medium: woodblock, woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e

Edition size: n/a

Sheet size: 35.8 by 25 cm cm

Condition: excellent

Signature: signed

Price: $375 (excl. taxes)

Description:

From the series "The Syllabary of Loyal Retainers," signed Kunichika hitsu with the artist's Toshidama cartouche, publisher's seal Tsujikame han (Tsujiokaya Kamekichi of Kinkido), combined censor and date seal Ushi-shichi, aratame (year of the ox [1866], 7th month, examined)

oban tate-e 14 1/8 by 9 7/8 in., 35.8 by 25 cm

The actor Bando Hikosaburo V (1832-1877) is in the role of Ko no Moronao from the play Kanadehon Chushingura (The Syllabary of Loyal Retainers), popularly known in English as the Forty-Seven Ronin. Moronao is the infamous villain of the play and the object of the ronin's collective vendetta.

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