The Syllable Ku: Toshima Yasôemon Tsuneki 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 外嶋弥曽右衛門常樹 く」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Other artist Utagawa Yoshitori-jo (Japanese, active about 1848–1864), Publisher Horikoshi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S90.17

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 25 cm (14 7/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.1166.26

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on main image); Tori-jo ga (on inset)

一勇斎国芳画、 鳥女画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 3
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、巳三
彫師:なし

Provenance

February 1933 Gift of Mrs. William Wheeler

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Wheeler