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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 315

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

    UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861)

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    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
    Yoshitsune looks on in amazement as Benkei for a practical joke drags off the great bell of the Miidera temple on Mt. Hiei, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, published by Ibaya Sensaburo, censor's seal Murata, very good impression, colours and condition, wormhole damage to the right edge of the centre sheet and left edge of the right-hand sheet, slight trimming lower edges
    Oban tate-e triptych


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    For another impression of this design see Juzo Suzuki, Utagawa Kuniyoshi Exhibition Catalogue (Tokyo, 1996), no.55.

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