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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861)

Title: Zeng Shen (So Shin)

Series: The Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety in China; Morokoshi nijûshi ko

Publisher: Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô)

Date: ca. 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1) 

Signed: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga

Format: Vertical chûban; 10" x 7 "


Condition: Excellent impression, color, and condition. Full margins.


Comment: The entire image is waxed to simulate a Western oil painting with a varnished surface. First edition.




Kuniyoshi - Zeng Shen (So Shin)

  • Zeng Shen (505–435 BC), better known as Zengzi (Master Zeng), was a Chinese philosopher and disciple of Confucius.[1] He later taught Zisi (Kong Ji), the grandson of Confucius, who was, in turn, the teacher of Mencius, thus beginning a line of transmitters of orthodox Confucian traditions.[1] He is revered as one of the Four Sages of Confucianism.[2]

    Courtesy of Wikipedia.

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