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    Sale 7432

    Japanese Prints, including The B.W. Robinson Collection

    7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 505

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

    Price Realised  


    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
    Chushingura juichi damme, Ryogoku bashi sei soroi zu
    The Chushingura, Act XI

    The Forty-seven Ronin assembled at sunrise in the snow at the Ryogoku Bridge, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, published by Kagaya Kichiemon, kiwame seal, very good impression, colours and condition, slightly trimmed at lower edge, slight horizontal centre-fold
    Oban tate-e triptych

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    It is interesting to note that even at this early stage in his career (c. 1827) Kuniyoshi was using the Western technique of chiaroscuro to enhance the effect of the clouds.

    For another impression see Merlin C. Dailey, The Raymond A. Bidwell Collection of Prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, (Springfield, 1968), no.3

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