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    Sale 7432

    Japanese Prints, including The B.W. Robinson Collection

    7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 629

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

    Price Realised  


    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
    Daimotsu no ura kaitei no zu [The Scene on the Ocean Bed of Daimotsu Bay]

    The ghost of Taira no Tomomori (portrayed here as the kabuki actor Nakamura Utaemon IV) beside the great anchor which he used to commit suicide after his defeat at the battle of Dannoura receives news that the ship of his enemy Yoshitsune is approaching and sends his troops off in the form of crabs to confront him, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, kiri seal, published by Fujiokaya Keijiro, very good impression, colours and condition
    Oban tate-e triptych

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    For another impression see Robert Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (Amsterdam, 1998), no.88

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