Description "China Dog" Jubei was the trusted retainer of the famous Edo "otokodate" (chivalrous commoner) Banzui Chobei and was responsible for Chobei's family after his anticipated death at the hands of a vicious nobleman. The robe with skulls and bones was associated with this role.
Provenance Justine Lewis Keidel [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1986, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Kunikazu
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1986
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