Subject: The Sixty-nine Post Stations of the Kisokaid˘ Road # 28 - Kisokaid˘ rokujűku tsugi. Nagakubo. Kichiz˘ seated on a bench, he is looking over his right shoulder at O-Shichi who holds the fateful plaque, signed and dated by herself and as a result leading to her being prosecuted as an adult and thus receiving the death penalty. In a cartouche behind: tea houses, paddy fields and distant hills. See: Robinson: S74.29.
Format: Oban tate-e: 14.25" (36.2cm) x 9.75" (24.8cm) approx
Publisher: Tsuji-ya Yasubei. Censor: Hama Magome, Rat 9.
Block cutter: Hori Shoji
Date: 1852 (Kaei 5) 9th month.
Condition: Very slightly trimmed. Retains Japanese album backing paper. Minor marks and flaws. Generally fine state of preservation.
Colour: Very fine with rich oxidisation of the orange pigment.
Impression: Very fine of 1st edition with gauffrage.