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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
Two prints from the series Genji kumo ukiyoe awase [Ukiyoe comparisons of the cloudy chapters of Genji] - Kuzunoha looking at her sleeping son over a screen on which her shadow appears as a fox, signed Chooro Kuniyoshi ga; and Tamatori holding the sacred jewel definding herself from an octopus with a dagger, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga; and two further prints - children playing in snow, from the series Kodomo asobi no uchi [Children's games]; and Toto Hashiba no zu [View of Hashiba in the Eastern Capital] from an untitled set of views of the Eastern Capital, both signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga
Both oban tate-e (4)

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For another impression of the second see Robert Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts: Japanese Prints by Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), (Amsterdam, 1998), p.84

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