Ichiryusai HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

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Chushin koshaku yukifuri no dan, “Meeting of the Loyal Ones in Snow” from an extremely rare set: Kokon joruri tsukushi, “Ancient and Modern Dramas Illustrated.” The set published c 1846 by Sanoki. Basil Stewart listed 14 known designs in his Subjects Portrayed in Japanese Colour-Prints, Kegan Paul, 1922, p. 308 and this was updated to 15 by Strange in 1925 ( which still seems to be the known number extant for this set ). A snow scene showing Yazama Jiutaro, one of the 47 Ronin, meeting his wife Orin in Edo after a long separation.

Very fine impression, colour and condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.

Status: Sold

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