14 May 2008,
Price realised GBP 1,000
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
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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