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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)

Daimyô Ôuchi Yoshikata knocking off the court cap of Sue Harukata with his fan. The picture in the cartouche - girl with a shamisen - is signed by Yoshimasa, a pupil of Kuniyoshi.

Title: Suô – Ôuchi Yoshitaka

Series: Dai Nihon rokujûyoshû no uchi (The Sixty-odd Provinces of Great Japan)

Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

Seal: Kiri-Mon

Publisher: Kogaya Katsugorô

Censors: Watari

Date: ca. 1845

Size: Oban, 36,5 x 25,8 cm (paper size)

Very good impression and very nice colours, with some glossy overprint and printed with some mica (oxidized). In this print the trousers of the daimyô show a two-coloured bokashi! (mostly just single-coloured). Probably untrimmed, originally mounted. At right margin a few small pinholes. Nice condition. Rare print.

Robinson, The Warrior Prints, S36.50. British Museum No 2008,3037.14809. MFA Boston, Bigelow Coll. No 11.42460.

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