Description Expecting orders from his warlord Nitta Yoshioki, Yura Hyogo is shown seated inside his military camp near Hodogaya in 1358. The messenger before him brings bad news: Yoshioki is dead, betrayed by a former retainer. The messenger appears to be acting out the final moments when, in a sinking boat and under a barrage of arrows, Yoshioki honorably performed "seppuku" (ritual suicide).
Provenance C. Robert Snell, Oriental Arts & Antiques, Timonium, Maryland; purchased by Justine Lewis Keidel, Owings Mills, Maryland, after 1971; given to Walters Art Museum, 1991.
Inscriptions [Signature] On print: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1991
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