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    Sale 7432

    Japanese Prints, including The B.W. Robinson Collection

    7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 600

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

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    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
    Shizu no ama..., a giant octopus and a varied host of human and piscine retainers of Ryujin, the Dragon King pursue the ama who had been sent by Fujiwara no Kamatari to recover the magic crystal, Menkai fuhai no tama, which had been stolen from a sunken ship and taken to the Dragon King's palace under the sea, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, kiri seal, published by Kiyomizuya Naojiro, censors' seals Muramatsu and Yoshimura, very good impression, colours and condition
    Oban tate-e triptych


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