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Soldiers and Warriors

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Nishikawa Sukenobu, Japanese, (1671–1751)
Illustrated Studies of Things Japanese: Ehon (book), Volume III, 1742
Ink on Paper
8 3/4 in. x 6 1/8 in. (22.23 cm x 15.56 cm)


Object Type: Book
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of the Johnson Family Trust
Accession Number: 2003.6.5


Commentary
P.28-9: The illustration relates the story of the wife whose husband was lost in battle. She cuts her own throad and plunges into the river to meet him in death, with his letter clasped in her hand.

P. 30-1: The warrior here depicted is about to commit seppuku and tells his wife that she, being a woman, need not die. She tells him that she would rather be with him and dies with him.

Marks
Red chop on the inside cover.

Medium
Black ink woodblock prints.

Object Description
Book from a ten volume set of Japanese subjects, containing 20 black and white illustrations of historical figures. Engraved by Fujimura Zemyemon and Murikami Genyemon, Kyoto.

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