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Three actors as samurai in formal dress, observing the execution of a criminal within a fenced compound. Colour woodcut by Kunisada I, 1847-1852.

  • Utagawa, Toyokuni, 1786-1865.
Date
1847-1852
Reference
35713i
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About this work

Description

The criminal depicted is probably Ishikawa Goemon, a great thief who was boiled alive in a large cauldron

Whole-length figures

Publication/Creation

Edo [Tokyo] : [publisher not identified], 1847-1852.

Physical description

1 print : woodcut, printed in colours

Lettering

Ichiyōsai Toyokuni-ga

Lettering note

Bears publisher's mark and censor's seal

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 35713i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Japanese



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