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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)

Shima Sakon Tomoyuki was a retainer of Tsutsui Junkei (N° T21). When Nobunaga was killed Junkei adopted a policy of wait-and-see and drew back with his army into the mountains. After Hideyoshi had defeated the Akechi family Junkei sent Shima Sakon Tomoyuki to the winner. Tomoyuki negotiated successfully and received a valuable lance (naginata) as a gift from Hideyoshi.   

Title: Shinano Sakon Tomoyuki. Shima Sakon Tomoyuki.

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 25; Robinson, B.W., Warrior-Prints, 1982, Nº 39.

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