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Natsume Shinsuke with blood dripping from his sword

Natsume Shinsuke

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.
Keyes 147-15

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

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Bequeathed by Dr Thomas Donald Kellaway, 2002