Kuniyoshi: Yorimoto on the huntKuniyoshi: Yorimoto on the hunt
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Kuniyoshi: Yorimoto on the huntKuniyoshi: Yorimoto on the hunt
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Kuniyoshi: Yorimoto on the huntKuniyoshi: Yorimoto on the hunt
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)

Nitta Shirô Tadatsune about to slay the giant boar with his sword. He is being watched by Minamoto no Yoshitomo and his hunting party.

Title: Yoritomo-kô mikari no zu (Lord Yoritomo on the hunt)

Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

Engraver: Renkichi

Publisher: Sakurai ?(Seal not listed by Marks)

Censor: Mura

Date: c.. 1842/43

Size: Oban-Triptych, 36 x 73,5 cm

Excellent impression and colours. Little trimming; unbacked, separate sheets. Minor creasing and small paper blemishes. Overall very good condition. A great design by the artist, remarkable the giant ferocious boar’s fierce expression.

Robinson, The Warrior-Prints, T 99; ff. also British Museum No. 2008,3037.19202; MFA Boston, Bigelow Coll. No. 11.38241a-c; Honolulu Museum  of Art, Michener Coll. No. 24689

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