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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 311

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

    UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861)

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    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
    Minamoto no Yorimitsu no shitenno tsuchigumo taiji no zu, Minamoto no Yorimitsu's retainers track down the Earth-Spider to its lair and prepare to kill it, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, published by Maruya Seijiro, kiwame seal, good impression, colours and condition, some binding holes and small wormholes in the centre sheet; the second, Yoritomo and his followers watching Tadatsune kill the giant wild boar at the foot of Mt. Fuji, signed Choro Kuniyoshi and Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, published by Sanoya Kihei, good impression, colours and condition, slight worming, the third, Emma-o, the Buddhist King of the underworld, and his assistant judges presiding over the punishment of the damned in Hell, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi censor's seal Tanaka, very good impression, colours and condition, edges trimmed
    Oban tate-e triptych (3)


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    Literature

    The first B.W.Robinson, Kuniyoshi, The Warrior Prints (Oxford, 1982), pl.37