Iiokano Sutegorô pinning down an opponent

Image["Iiokano Sutegorô"]

Colour print from woodblocks. Ôban format.
Block-carver: Hori Ôta Tashichi.
Biographical text by Sanzantei Arindô (Sankanjin Kôrai).
Publisher: Iseki (Manyôdô). 11/1865.
Keyes 147-6

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From the series of 36 Biographies of modern men (Kinsei kyôgiden) published in 1865-6.

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Sutegorô was the leader of one of the gambling rings whose feud is depicted in the series.

Bequeathed by Dr Thomas Donald Kellaway, 2002

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