Artwork Details for Shinsui, Ito (1898-1972) "Breaking News - Ako Roshi Vendetta Accomplished"


Shinsui, Ito (1898-1972) - Breaking News - Ako Roshi Vendetta Accomplished

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Breaking News - Ako Roshi Vendetta Accomplished
by Shinsui, Ito (1898-1972) - 伊東深水

Artist:Shinsui, Ito (1898-1972) - 伊東深水
Title:Breaking News - Ako Roshi Vendetta Accomplished
Series:The Loyal Ronin - Gishi Taikan
Date:1921 (this artwork: First edition)
Publisher:Unknown - 不明
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Oban - 大判, 34.4 x 25.5cm (sheet size)
Condition:Fine. Embossing to snow. Mounted on original series art board. Excellent overall.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:10622-Ito_Shinsui
Notes:Two women and other people are reading a special report informing the public that the 47 Ako Roshi had fulfilled their vendetta by killing Kira Kozukenosuke the previous night.
A very rare pre-earthquake print by Shinsui. Shinsui signature and seal at lower left. No margins, as published.


Handsome scene of two beauties reading a letter, their heads close together as they study the writing. A group gathers behind them to read a similar message, standing around in the snow with interest. Beautiful soft shading in the pale winter sky.



About the series: The Loyal Ronin - Fantastic design from a series of woodblock prints published in 1921 under the title "Gishi Taikan" or "The Loyal Ronin." Based on the famous tale of the 47 Ronin, these lovely images illustrate scenes from this classic story of honour and revenge. Unlike traditional Ronin series, these images focus on more quiet moments from the story, including beautiful landscape settings, contemplative nature scenes, and the quiet interaction between characters. A variety of artists contributed designs to the series. Beautifully printed with fine detail and soft colouring, these rare prints are a great choice to collect or display. A fascinating interpretation of this timeless legend.

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