The Syllable A: Nakamura Kansuke Masatoki, from the series Mirror of the True Loyalty of Each of the Faithful Retainers (Seichû gishin meimei kagami)

「誠忠義臣名々鏡 中村勘助正辰 あ」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Other artist Utagawa Yoshi-jo (Japanese, 1842–about 1885), Publisher Horikoshi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S90.16

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.2 cm (14 9/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.1166.32

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kuniyoshi ga (on main image); Yoshi ga (on inset)
国芳、よし画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 6
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳六
彫師:なし

Provenance

February 1933 Gift of Mrs. William Wheeler

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Wheeler