Prints from this series are among the most important examples of the Osaka ōban surimono style and among the last works carved by Kasuke, a skilled engraver active in Osaka.
Woodblock print, nishiki-e, from the series Eight Loyal Heroes of the House of Satomi - Satomike Hakkenshi no uchi Ichinin
Signed Ryusai Shigeharu ga and red artist’s seal
Fine impression, with metallic printing, fine colour and condition.
R. Keyes and K. Mitsushima, The Theatrical World of Osaka Prints, exhibition catalogue, Philadelphia, 1973.