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    Sale 7432

    Japanese Prints, including The B.W. Robinson Collection

    7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 642

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

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    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
    The depiction of an event during the Empress Jingo's Korean campaign led by her minister Takenouchi no Sukune, when Japanese troops pushed a massive boulder over the edge of a precipice onto an unsuspecting Korean town, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, censor's seal Fu, good impression, colours and condition, slight soiling; and a further triptych depicting Kato Kiyomasa attacking a huge tiger in the snow in Korea, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, published by Yamashiro Jimbei, censor's seal Murata, good impression and colours, slight wear
    Oban tate-e triptychs (2)


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    Literature

    B.W. Robinson, Kuniyoshi, The Warrior Prints, (Oxford, 1982), pl.55 (the first) and pl.58 (the second)