Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892). <em>Matsunaga Hisahide About to Commit Suicide, from the series "Yoshitoshi's Courageous Warriors,"</em> 1883. Color woodblock print on paper, 14 x 9 9/16 in. (35.6 x 24.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace, 2007.31.6 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.31.6_IMLS_PS3.jpg)

Matsunaga Hisahide About to Commit Suicide, from the series "Yoshitoshi's Courageous Warriors"

Artist:Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Medium: Color woodblock print on paper

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Dates:1883

Dimensions: 14 x 9 9/16 in. (35.6 x 24.3 cm)

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Accession Number: 2007.31.6

Image: 2007.31.6_IMLS_PS3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Oban tate-e format. Page from the series also translated as "Warriors Trembling with Courage" A kneeling man has just thrown a black ceramic vessel against a wall; shards of the vessel fly through the air. The man's throwing hand remains raised while his other hand holds a large dagger. He is preparing to commit hara-kiri, his kimono opened so he can plunge the dagger into his abdomen. The armor standing behind him and the sword lying in front of him identify him as a member of the samurai class. Condition (per appraisal): Backed

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