From the series: “Seichu gishi den” (Stories of the true loyalty of the faithful samurai). Depicted is the imposing scene from the 6. Akt of the Chusingura-Drama with Sampai committing seppuku. The paper in his mouth includes the promise of the 47 ronin to revenge the death of their lord. Sampai signed it with his blood just this moment.
Artist: Kunisada I. Utagawa
Signature: shichi juku-sai Toyotomi hitsu (…79 years old...)
Date: original from 1864
Format: Oban tate-e (33,5 cm x 24,5 cm)
Condition: printing: very good. Colours very good, lightly soiled and partially worn.This image may slightly vary in colour to the original - due to the photo/scan.