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早野輪助常成 #35, Hayano Wasuke Tsunenari
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi, artist
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
    Ebiya Rinnosuke, publisher
    active: Japan
  • 早野輪助常成 #35, Hayano Wasuke Tsunenari, 1847
  • 誠忠義士傳 Seichū gishiden (Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 333 x 243 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/8 x 9 9/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 333 x 243 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 1/8 x 9 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Barb and Russ Swenson
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0034

A Samurai is holding a spear and piercing it through a black wooden box on bottom left corner of image. The Samurai is wearing a blue, black and white robe with varying patterns. We can see that he has two sheathed samurai swords around his waist. The box has twine tied around it. On the bottom of box is a orange strip. The cartouche is in the top right corner of image. Text is on top of image, framing the figure and the spear.