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    Sale 7432

    Japanese Prints, including The B.W. Robinson Collection

    7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 503

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

    Price Realised  

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
    The Earth-Spider attacking the sick Raiko (Minamoto Yorimitsu), while his retainers Urabe no Suetake and Sakata no Kintoki grapple with a demon, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, published by Yamamotoya Heikichi, kiwame seal, very good impression, colours and condition, slightly trimmed at lower edge
    Oban tate-e triptych


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    This is one of Kuniyoshi's earliest triptychs (c.1820) based on a theme to which he was going to return time and time again until the very end of his life (For a late work see Lot 646)

    For another impression of this design see Robert Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (Amsterdam, 1998), no.2

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