Kuniyoshi - Taiheiki Eiyuden
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)
Shioren Sajima-no-kami Masataka was a retainer of the Akechi family (Nº T09, T31). He unsuccessfully attacked Hideyoshi's troops, which were forcing back to Kyoto from Western Japan after the death of Nobunaga. (See also Nº T34).
Title: Shioren Sajima-no-kami Masataka
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 29; Robinson, B.W., Warrior-Prints, 1982, Nº 40.