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Utagawa Kuniyoshi Faithful Samurai Metal Bookmark

Utagawa Kuniyoshi Faithful Samurai Metal Bookmark

David Howell & Co.

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The Treasury of Loyal Retainers stands as an awe-inspiring narrative, unparalleled in its portrayal of loyalty and vengeance within Japanese history. Immortalized in a woodblock print crafted by the talented Utagawa Kuniyoshi, the scene captures a gripping moment: Mase Chudayu Masaaki, one of the devoted retainers, poised with his bow and arrow, ready to unleash his deadly aim. At the age of 62, Mase emerges as a seasoned swordsman, renowned for his exceptional skill and unwavering courage in battle. His unwavering dedication and fearless demeanor earned him the admiration and respect of all his comrades who stood by his side. Kuniyoshi's masterful depiction brings Mase's bravery and intensity to life, drawing viewers into the profound depths of this tale of honor and sacrifice.
  • Solid brass bookmark; electroplated in non-tarnishing silver finish
  • Approximately 1¼ × 3¼ in (3.2 × 8.2 cm)
  • Packaged in acetate sleeve, with provenance card
  • Designed and manufactured in USA
  • Product type: Bookmark
  • Shipping Dimensions: 7.75 × 2.375 × 0.125 inches  (19.7 × 6.0 × 0.3 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.06 lb (1.0 oz; 28 g)
  • SKU010009454 | 769022102726 | BKS10272

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Self-Portrait

About the Artist

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese: 歌川 国芳, 1798 – 1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. He was a member of the Utagawa school.

The range of Kuniyoshi's subjects included many genres: landscapes, women, Kabuki actors, cats, and mythical animals. He is known for depictions of the battles of legendary samurai heroes. His artwork incorporated aspects of Western representation in landscape painting and caricature.

David Howell & Company

About the Maker

David Howell & Co.

Since 1985, David Howell & Co. has specialized in the design and manufacturing of sophisticated, museum quality gifts, including metal bookmarks, jewelry, ornaments, and more. Found in 350 museum stores worldwide, founder David Howell says he receives inspiration for the 10,000 designs he's created from the thousands of objects in museum collections. Each piece has a unique story.

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