Kuniyoshi - Taiheiki Eiyuden
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)
Matsunaga Hisahide was born in the province of Yamashiro as a farmer. He became a retainer of Miyoshi Nagayoshi (1523 - 1564) and seized the territory of the Miyoshi clan, when his lord had died. Then he defeated the 13th Shogun Ashikaga Yoshiteru (1536 -1565), but later on he was overthrown by Nobunaga. Matsunaga Hisahide was very ambitious and intriguing.
Title: Matsunaga Daizen Hisahide. Matsunaga Hisahide 1510-1577.
Series: Taiheiki Eiyuden, Heroic Stories
Signature: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga
Censor's seal: Mera-Murata
Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi
Date: 1848/49, Edo
Size: Ôban, 35,5 x 24,5 cm
Subject: Nobunagaki & Taikoki (Chronicle of Nobunaga and Taiko Hideyoshi)
Text: Ryukatei Tanekazu, 1807-1858
Condition: Perfect impression, good to very good colours. Originally mounted on very thin paper. Some of the woodblock prints are partly trimmed, some a little bit time-stained, otherwise very good condition.
Literature: Galerie am Haus der Kunst: Kuniyoshi - Taiheiki Eiyuden, Munich 1992, Nº 18; Robinson, B.W., Warrior-Prints, 1982, Nº 22.