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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 309

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

    UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861)

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    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
    Bando Hikosaburo IV as Orikoshi Tairyo Masatomo confronted by the ghost of Asakura Togo played by Ichikawa Kodanji IV in the play Higashiyama Sakura-soshi [The Tale of Sakura of Higashiyama], signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, kiri seal, published by Sumiyoshi Masagoro, shita-uri [limited edition] seal, fine impression, colours and condition, small wormholes repaired; the second, Raiko and his retainers attacking the oni monster Shutendoji, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, kiri seal, published by Amatsu, good impression and colours, slight damage to centre sheet, some trimming and backed; and Sangoku yoko zue [The Magic Fox of the Three Kingdoms], six designs from this rare series, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, published by Iseya Chusuke or Echizenya Hachiemon, varying impressions, colours and condition
    Oban tate-e diptych, triptych and single sheet (8)

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    For another impression of the left-hand sheet of the first see Robert Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (Amsterdam, 1998), no.177 and another impression of the complete diptych is illustrated, Juzo Suzuki, Utagawa Kuniyoshi Exhibition Catalogue (Tokyo, 1996), no.129

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