Description Tragically, Kampei comes to believe that the man he has killed when trying to shoot the wild boar is his own father-in-law. In a fit of remorse, he kills himself. He is never able to join the other warriors. Nevertheless, Kampei's spirit does join in the vendetta, and this is the reason why Kuniyoshi depicts him as a ghost.
- The Nature of Loyalty: Japanese Warrior Prints of the Nineteenth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1989.
Provenance Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Snell, Jr. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1986, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Snell, Jr., 1986
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