Kuniyoshi - The warrior monk Benkei
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)
The grimly warrior monk Benkei takes Tosabô Shôshun on his horse to Yoshitsune
Title: Seba (Station No 32) – Musashibô Benkei and Tosabô Shôshun
Series: Kisokaidô rokujûkyû tsugi no uchi (The 69 Stations of the Kisokaidô)
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
Woodcutter: Hori Shôji
Publisher: Yawataya Sakujirô
Censors: Kinugasa, Murata
Size: Oban, 36,8 x 25 cm (paper size)
Very good impression and colours. Paper somewhat creased, a few smaller paper damages at lower margin, paper backed at lower left, somewhat stained, on the whole still good condition.
Fig.: Thompson, Utagawa Kuniyoshi. The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô, 2009, pp 80 (Fig.). British Museum, No 2008,3037.14732.