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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 304

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

    UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861)

    Price Realised  

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
    Ryuchitaisai Genshoji, from the series Tsuzoku Suikoden goketsu hyakuhachinin [The One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Suikoden, One by One], signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, published by Kagaya Kichibei, and six others from the same series, generally good impressions, colours and conditions; and a triptych design of Minamoto no Yorimitsu (Raiko) and his retainers cutting off the head of Shutendoji, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, published by Sanoki, good impression and colours, some wear, lower edge trimmed
    Various sizes (8)

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    Pre-Lot Text

    Kuniyoshi prints from the B.W. Robinson Collection

    B.W. Robinson was born in 1912 and was Deputy Keeper of the Metalwork Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1954 and then became Head of the Department from 1966 until 1972 when he became Keeper Emeritus responsible for the formation of the new Far Eastern Department until his retirement in 1976.