Natsume Shinsuke with blood dripping from his sword
Colour print from woodblocks. Ôban.
Signed: Kaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu. Artist's seal: Kiri.
Publisher: Iseki (Manyôdô).
Block-carver: Hori Ôta Tashichi . Biographical text by Sanzantei Arindô (Sankanjin Kôrai).
Date seal: 12/1865.
From the series of 36 Biographies of modern men (Kinsei kyôgiden) published in 1865-6.
Bequeathed by Dr Thomas Donald Kellaway,