14 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,750
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
The Takeda commander Yamamoto Kansuke rallies his few surviving troops on a hill for their last stand against Uesugi Kenshin's army at the battle of Kawanakajima in 1561, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, kiri seal, published by Yamamotoya Heikichi, date seal Tiger 8 (1854), fine impression, colours and condition; and Eiyu Yamato junishi [Japanese Heroes for the Twelve Signs], eight designs from the series, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, kiri seal, published by Mikawaya Jihei, aratame seal, date seal Tiger 7 (1854), generally very good impressions and colours, varying condition
Oban tate-e triptych and then all oban tate-e (9)
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The first, B.W.Robinson, Kuniyoshi, The Warrior Prints (Oxford, 1982), pl.63
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