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Katsukawa Shunsho, 1726-1792
Eleven Sheets Illustrating the Treasury of the Forty-Seven Loyal Retainers: Act VII

An unsigned impression from the series published ca. late 1770's.
chuban 26.1 by 19.4 cm
For a discussion of the series see Clark & Ueda, The Actor’s Image: Print Makers of the Katsukawa School, pp. 252-253; 425-426. For a synopsis of the Chushingura, see Halford, The Kabuki Handbook, pp. 138-165.
price: $ 4,800