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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Publisher: Sanoya Kihei
Date: Rat 9, October/November 1852
Size: Each sheet approx 38.1cm x 25.4cm
Format: 3 Oban tate-e triptych
Title: Chushingura yo - uchi no zu. The interior of Moronao's palace just after the ronin burst in. Their rush is met by a group of Moronao's retainers (left) while Yuranosuke directs operations seated on a military camp-stool with a small drum (right).
Reference: This triptych was unknown to Robinson at the time of writing the warrior prints.
Impression: Fine, superb early first edition printing with strong woodgrain visible in the background.
Condition: Full size in superb state. A fine and extremely rare triptych. Note: slightly miss aligned due to camera individual shots.