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    Sale 7432

    Japanese Prints, including The B.W. Robinson Collection

    7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 567

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

    Price Realised  

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

    Minamoto no Ushiwakamaru and Kisanda being summoned by one of Joruri-hime's maids while Joruri herself, the daughter of the Taira Clan's chief strategist and the great love of Ushiwakamura's life, can be seen through an open window playing the koto, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, kiri seal, published by Ibaya Kyubei, censor's seal Watari, block-cutter Renkichi, fine impression, colours, good condition, small binding holes, slightly trimmed at top
    Oban tate-e triptych


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    Literature

    B.W.Robinson, Kuniyoshi, The Warrior Prints (Oxford, 1982), pl.45