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    Sale 7432

    Japanese Prints, including The B.W. Robinson Collection

    7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 620

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

    Price Realised  


    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
    Yoshino-yama kassen [The fight at the temple on Mt. Yoshino]

    The fight between Yokogawa Kakuhan the leader of the Yamabushi warrior monks armed with a naginata and Tadanobu ,who is wearing Yoshitsune's armour, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, kiri seal, published by Sumiyoshiya Masagoro, black aratame seal, censors' seals Kinugasa and Murata, fair impression and colours, some wear and tear, binding holes
    Vertical oban tate-e triptych

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    For another impression of this rare design (and rare format) see Juzo Suzuki, Utagawa Kuniyoshi Exhibition Catalogue (Tokyo, 1996), no.74

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