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Artist Yoshitoshi
Title #19 – The old warrior Tomobayashi Rokuro Mitsuhira
Yamato Shimbun #464
Series Kinsei Jimbutsushi - Lives of Modern People
Date April 25, 1888
Publisher Yamato Shimbunsha
Format Oban (10" X 14 1/2")
Comment Embossing on the cartouche, burnishing on the black armor
Prints in this series were issued as supplements to issues of the Yamato Newspaper.
Mitsuhira was a priest and a man of letters whose conferences were attended by many scholars. The Shogunate grew suspicious and had him arrested and beheaded.
Price $250.
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