Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print 
Mase Magoshiro Masatatsu smashing an earthen vessel with a mallet 
Series; The Faithful Samurai
Seichu gishi den

The Tale of the Forty-Seven Ronin - The fantastic tale and adventure of the Forty-Seven Ronin immediately captured the imagination of the Japanese public. Not two weeks after the culmination of the event, stories and plays were already being written about the bravery and loyalty of the Forty-Seven Ronin. Almost a hundred years later, prints artists of the 19th century seized on the enduring fascination with the Tale of the Forty-Seven Ronin and produced lavish print sets of the story and the forty-seven brave men from the tale. Kuniyoshi’s series “The Faithful Samurai” is an absolute masterwork and considered the ultimate 47 Ronin series among collectors and scholars alike. Few other print makers ever matched Kuniyoshi’s detail and artistry.

The Faithful Samurai - Prints from this series are hard to come by and highly sought after in today’s market. We found designs from this series being offered elsewhere in excess of $1,000! If you’ve always wanted to own an original Kuniyoshi Ronin print, but find that they are usually out of your budget, bid on this lovely, original print offered in this auction tonight. At Fuji Arts, we’re commited to always bringing you the highest quality prints at the lowest prices. You just won’t find original prints any less expensively anywhere in the Japanese print market.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - Approximately 9 1/4” x 13 1/2”

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Posted on Wednesday, 4 July
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