Kuniyoshi - Toshima Yasôemon TsunekiKuniyoshi - Toshima Yasôemon Tsuneki
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)

Toshima Yasôemon Tsuneki kneeling on an overwhelmed mugger, two of his cronies are already bound on a tree. In the cartouche above a poem and a pine tree on a rock, signed Tori-jo (a daughter of Kuniyoshi)

Title: (syllable) Ku: Toshima Yasôemon Tsuneki

Series: Seichû gishin meimei kagami (Mirror of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Retainers, i.e. the 47 Rônin)

Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

Seal: Yoshikiri

Publisher: Horikoshi

Censors/Date: 3/1857

Size: Oban, 37 x 24,4 (paper size)

Very nice impression and colours. Originally mounted, margins a little bit trimmed, a weak fold, otherwise very good condition.

Robinson, The Warrior-Prints, S 90.17. MFA Boston No. 33.1166.26. British Museum No. 2008,3037.08313.

Fig. also in: Samurai, Bühnenstars und schöne Frauen. Japanische Farbholzschnitte von Kunisada und Kuniyoshi. Kat. Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, 2011, p 173, No. 148.

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