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    Sale 7432

    Japanese Prints, including The B.W. Robinson Collection

    7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 644

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

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    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
    Shijo Nawate nite...., the last stand of the Kusunoki clan at the battle of Shijonawate in 1348, one of Kuniyoshi's masterpieces depicting the intensity of battle and desperate heroism against overwhelming odds, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi and Kuniyoshi, published by Soto, aratame and date seal Snake 4 (1857) in the right-hand sheet and Snake 8 (1857) in the left-hand sheet, very good impression, colours and condition, slight worming
    Oban tate-e hexaptych


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    For another impression see Robert Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (Amsterdam, 1998), no.65

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