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Antique Print of a Daijo by Utagawa Hiroshige II (1855) – SOLD

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One of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints made in mid-19th century showing a Daijo (prologue or opening scene) of a Chûshingura play, which the term is used for any theatrical play based on a historical events involving the forty-seven rōnin and their mission to avenge the death of their master, Asano Naganori.  This print was made by Japanese woodblock print artist, Utagawa Hiroshige II (1826-1869). He was the successor and student of the famous ukiyo-e artist Hiroshige (1797-1858), whose considered as the last great master of that tradition in the Edo period.

Condition: Very good, please study image carefully.
Overall size: 43 x 32 cm (including passe-partout)
Image size: 33,5 x 22,5 cm.

 

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